Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be in California to work with you?
Yes. I'm licensed to provide therapy throughout California only.
Can I work with you even if I'm not neurodivergent?
Absolutely! While one of my specializations is in neurodiversity, neurotypical adults are also welcome in my practice.
Is online therapy right for me?
While online therapy is convenient, it isn't appropriate for everyone. Online therapy is not appropriate for:
Clients experiencing serious psychiatric illness, active suicidal thoughts, or active thoughts of harm to self or others. In these situations, please seek immediate assistance by calling 911 or going to your nearest emergency room.
Crisis services or responses to crisis situations. Click her e for crisis hotlines.
Clients actively dependent on substances.
Clients requiring regular therapeutic attention outside scheduled session times.
Other situations determined to be a poor fit.
What are your rates?
Individual therapy sessions last 45-50 minutes and are charged at the rate of $175 per appointment. Longer sessions are available upon request and are billed at a prorated rate.
I don't charge a set rate for professional consultations. Instead, I ask that you pay what you charge for your knowledge and time in your own practice.
Good Faith Estimate Notice
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Do you accept insurance?
I'm paneled on an EAP (employee assistance program) called Modern Health. Ask your Human Resources department who your employer's EAP provider is, and if it's Modern Health, you can request me as your therapist. Our sessions through Modern Health will be 100% free!
Otherwise, I don't take insurance directly but am considered an out-of-network provider for most PPO insurance plans. If you have a PPO, I can provide a monthly superbill for you to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Reimbursement is not guaranteed, however, so I encourage you to verify your out-of-network benefits before beginning treatment. Information about how to verify your out-of-network coverage and benefits can be found here.
How often should I attend therapy?
I've found therapy to be most effective when done on a weekly basis, at least at first. Any longer than that and we risk spending a large amount of your session catching up. This can make it difficult to get to the deeper work, which may prolong your total time in therapy. Once you've made some progress, however, we can discuss reducing frequency to biweekly, monthly, or even as-needed.
Do you ever see clients in person?
No, I'm online only. All of my appointments are through a secure and encrypted telehealth platform. Fun fact: I converted to telehealth in 2019, before the pandemic!
Do you work with kids or teens?
While I've worked with kids and teens in the past, I currently work with adults ages 18+.
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