Frequently Asked Questions
Ideally, therapy will help you to become clear on what it is you want out of life and how you can make that happen for yourself. We’ll do a lot of work on helping you identify and speak about your wants, needs and feelings. Therapy can help you have stronger relationships, reduce the need for harmful coping skills and feel more fulfilled and connected in your own life.
Before we meet, I will have you fill out some brief paperwork that will give me an overview of what may be bringing you in for support. On the first meeting, we will begin to get to know each other and we’ll decide if it would be a good idea to work together. My office is in Hayes Valley and inside the office suite you'll find a waiting room and restroom. I encourage you to make yourself comfortable.
I use an online practice management system so that you can enter and save your payment information yourself in the secure customer portal. You can also pay each session with any major credit card, cash or check.
My fees for individual and couples sessions are as follows:
$175 for a 50 minute individual or couples session
$225 for a 75 minute couples session
I have a limited number of sliding scale openings. If you're interested in working together and the above fees are out of your budget, please reach out to me and we can try and work something out.
If you wish to use your insurance to help with the cost of therapy, I will provide a statement for you to submit to your insurer for reimbursement. I am not on any preferred provider or managed-care lists and thus am considered an out-of-network provider. If you plan to use your insurance, I suggest that you contact your provider and ask about your coverage in advance.
LMFT stands for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. While MFTs have extensive training working with groups, relationships and families, we also work well with individuals seeking psychotherapy. Check out this blog post for more information on this topic.
You can schedule an appointment yourself through the online portal on my website. You can also email, call or text to set something up. It's usually helpful to have a free 15 minute phone consultation before setting up an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you!