What type of clients do you serve?
I specialize in work with children and families and also work with adults. I work with clients to identify strengths and challenges, set emotional and behavioral goals, and utilize tools and skills to improve well-being.
I can meet individually with clients or for family sessions, depending on treatment focus.
What techniques do you use?
I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and am a I nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I also integrate mindfulness and focus on healthy mind and body. For children, I make sessions fun and use play, art, music, and biblio therapy alongside talk therapy.
What is the cost for sessions?
I charge $150 per session. I have limited sliding-scale appointments for lower income clients. Fees may be adjusted on a sliding scale basis according to need, which can be discussed and evaluated following the initial intake appointment.
How long does each therapy session take? Where are they held and what are your hours?
Sessions are 50 minutes long. Sessions can be held in my office and I also offer telehealth (secure, HIPAA-compliant video conference) if it is more convenient to have sessions from your home. Depending on need, sessions can be held at the family home or the child's school, if appropriate for the situation and confidentiality can be assured.
I offer flexible morning, daytime, and evening appointments and can also provide home and school visits. For more information on scheduling an appointment and available times, contact my office and I will work to accommodate your schedule.
What payment do you take? Do you take insurance?
I accept cash, check, and credit cards.
I do not take insurance, but can provide a "Superbill." A superbill is a detailed receipt of your session which you may submit to your insurer should they provide out-of-network reimbursement (check with your insurance first to see if/how much reimbursement is provided).
1855 First Avenue Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92101