Practicalities

 

Are you currently accepting new clients?

Yes, I am.

How long are sessions?

Individual therapy sessions are 45 minutes. Couples therapy sessions are 50 minutes. When I run groups, they are typically an hour and a half.

How do I get started?

You can contact me directly to schedule a first appointment or consultation call.

During a consultation call I'll ask you about what is bringing you into therapy (in general terms), answer any questions you have, and we'll discuss practicalities like scheduling and fees.

Next I'll email you a link to access my client portal. Through the portal you'll complete a few forms and put a credit card on file, which will be charged at the end of each session unless you prefer to pay by cash or check.

Then you'll simply come to our first appointment, and I'll guide you through the first appointment as needed.

Do you accept insurance?

I don't take insurance; however, most of my clients find their insurance provides some coverage for out-of-network therapy.

My clients pay me out of pocket and then use the client portal to access their monthly "superbill," which they submit to their insurance companies for reimbursement.

How can I find out what my insurance company will cover?

Simply call your insurance company and ask them:

  • What is your deductible for out-of-network mental health care (i.e., how much will you have to spend before they begin to reimburse you)?

  • What percentage of your costs will they reimburse?

  • Are there any limits, such as a maximum number of sessions per year?

Let me know if you have any questions, and I'm happy to help you with as much of this process as I can.

What is your cancellation policy?

I ask for 48-hours notice for cancellations, otherwise you are responsible for the cost of your session. There is no charge if you cancel with less than 48-hours notice and we are able to reschedule your session for the same week.

Please note that insurance companies generally do not reimburse you for missed session fees.

Where is your office?

My office is in Atwater Village. It is easily accessible from the nearby 5 and 2 freeways, as well as neighborhoods such as Glendale, Silver Lake, Highland Park, Echo Park, Adams Square, and Eagle Rock.

My address is 3306 Glendale Blvd, Suite 7, Los Angeles, CA 90039.

What else should I know before reaching out?

I genuinely believe that there are no dumb questions. If you've never been in therapy before or are feeling unsure about getting started with someone new, truly feel free to ask me any questions you have.