What is therapy?2015-03-14T11:42:55-07:00

Individual therapy usually consists of weekly, sometimes bi-weekly, sessions that last approx 50 minutes (in case you were wondering….those last 10 minutes we use to transition between clients, to prepare for each individuals treatment).

Overall length of treatment is decided between you and me and is typically based on you reaching your treatment goals we outline at the beginning of treatment. Family Therapy generally involves the whole family.

We will start with the parents, taking a family history and then meeting with the other members to get their perspective on the family and finally meet with everyone together to discuss the family treatment goals. From there, meeting with individuals seperately can be in order, this depends on the issues outlined for treatment.

How do I know if therapy is for me?2015-03-13T17:52:31-07:00

I offer a free phone consultation to discuss whether therapy might be right for you and if I can help you. If not, I might be able to provide you names of other area therapists who might serve you better. Please call me at (916) 790-6393 and ask.

Is my information kept confidential?2015-03-14T11:43:40-07:00

In general, yes it is. The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include: Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. If a client intends to harm himself or herself.

How much is the cost?2015-03-13T17:54:05-07:00

My current rate is $98 for a 50 minute hour and I offer a sliding scale as well, which we can discuss in person. Fees are to be paid per session, and am taking cash, Visa/MC, check and PayPal at this time.

Do you take insurance?2016-09-18T23:11:18-07:00

I do take Magellan Behavioral Health insurance. Please be sure to first contact your insurance company by calling the 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card and ask if I am a covered provider.

Also I am contracted with some EAP (Employee Assistance Program) providers. To utlize your free EAP services, contact your human resources department and ask for their EAP provider number to schedule your confidential therapy session.