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Frequently Asked Questions

Online therapy is the most convenient way to get the help you need, wherever you are.

Online therapy works just as well as — if not better than — traditional in-office therapy. From the comfort of your home, office, or hotel room, you get to have a session without needing to worry about traffic or setting aside additional time out of your day to travel to my office. All you need is an internet connection and a pair of headphones for privacy.

Online therapy also allows me to work with people who live across California and who may not have access to high-quality providers where they live.

Therapy can be a big financial commitment. It’s also a place for you to experience growth and healing in a way that can change your life.

My rate for standard hour-long individual therapy sessions is $150. I offer several different options to cover this investment, including insurance and out-of-pocket payment.

I also have limited availability for sliding-scale fees. Let me know if you are interested in exploring this option.

Yes, I accept insurance through the following providers:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare UHC | UBH
If you see your insurance listed, please ask me to verify coverage when you

Here are some alternatives to help cover the financial investment if you don’t have insurance coverage or if you prefer the privacy that comes with not using your insurance to pay for therapy.

  • Use your Health Savings (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for therapy using pre-tax dollars.
  • Check if you or your spouse’s employer has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is an employee benefit that allows anywhere from 1-8 sessions (including couples counseling) and the employer covers the cost of the sessions. You will only be responsible for payment if you choose to continue therapy after your approved sessions.
  • Talk to a tax preparer to see if you could deduct therapy expenses from your taxes as an out-of-pocket health expense.

The length of time you will benefit from therapy depends on your symptom severity, trauma history, and a variety of other factors.

Some clients find enough benefit from a few sessions (6-12), while others prefer longer-term support, especially to heal more complex trauma. The length of time for counseling really depends on your circumstances and what you want to get out of therapy.

 

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