I offer counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Sessions are generally 55 minutes in length, and we typically meet once a week. Some complex issues can take anywhere from a few months to a year or more of work, depending on the situation. Issues that respond best to a longer treatment time are chronic negative patterns in your life, or deeper issues of trauma or conflict in your relationships or within yourself. Other issues require less depth and time, and can be scheduled every other week, or at another time interval that works for your needs. This approach works well when you are generally satisfied with most areas of your life and relationships, but you need a sounding board for issues such as career direction, self care, and personal goals.
Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all intervention. I draw from multiple theories and approaches. I welcome the opportunity to discuss your specific needs, and design a customized treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and resources.
Payment is due at the time of service. I accept cash, personal check, and all major credit cards. I am a preferred provider for Loma Linda University Risk Management, and the SECC Anonymous Counseling Program. If you have another insurance that you want to use, I can provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance to seek reimbursement for out-of-network services. I recommend that you call your insurance carrier and ask if they cover out-of-network providers, as well as inquire about any deductibles, copays, or session limits.
It is also important to note that most insurances only cover treatment for a diagnosable mental disorder. Couples therapy is generally not covered, unless it is part of treatment for an individual with a diagnosed disorder. Counseling for personal growth is also not generally covered by insurance. I would be happy to discuss any additional questions you may have.