It can be challenging to find the right therapist for yourself. I hope the below FAQs provide you with more insight into how I work and some logistics. If you have any additional questions, please do email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or schedule a complimentary consultation on any page of my website.
What is therapy?
How can therapy help me? Therapy can provide a safe space for you to work through obstacles, concerns and challenges you are experiencing in your life.
Will you give me advice? I will support you in accessing your own inner wisdom. Our relationship will be collaborative, so I will engage with you by asking you questions in order to support you.
Will you prescribe medication? No, I am not licensed or trained to prescribe medication. I can provide referrals to the appropriate medical professionals.
What is therapy like? Therapy is different for each and every person. Most may describe it as both a challenge and relief. It offers the ability to share the deepest parts of yourself with a safe person who will seek to understand you and offer support in building resilience and healing.
How long does therapy take? This depends case to case, there are a myriad of factors that contribute to determining the length of therapy. It could take a few months to several years. Often we come to therapy with one issue and by working on it, we discover others. This is something we will discuss in the beginning and throughout treatment.
How do I pay for therapy sessions?
Will my insurance cover our sessions? I do not accept any insurance plans. I would be happy to provide you with a superbill (monthly statement) for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
What is your fee? My current fee is posted on my About page.
How frequently do I pay? Payment occurs after each session.
Do you offer a sliding scale? You can see if any spots are open on my About page, which I update regularly.
What if I cannot make it to a session (cancellation policy)? My cancellation policy is 24 hours. If you cancel within the window I will attempt to reschedule. If we are unable to find a time, you will be charged the full session fee.
How do I find a therapist?
How can I tell if a therapist is a good match for me? How do you feel when you talk to the therapist? Are they saying things that resonate with you? Aside from using your intuition, does this therapist have experience treating the issues you're seeking support for?
How will we measure success?
How will I know if therapy is working? You may notice that situations or emotions don't effect you in the same way or you start to react differently to old triggers and in relationships. You may notice you sleep better or feel more joy in your daily life. In our work we will identify how you would like to feel better and even having that in mind can help you notice when you are feeling relief/improvement.
Further fears or concerns
What are your qualifications? I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (121088) and a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential? Yes, with some exceptions that we will go over together and is in the paperwork you will receive if we work together.
Can I decide to see a different therapist? Absolutely! The right fit is so important and I want to support you in finding that person, even if it isn't me.
What if I don't want to talk about something? Then we will talk about what it might be like to talk about it. I'm not going to force you to talk about something you don't want to. Our time is an invitation to use it as you wish.
Will you think I'm "crazy"? Nope! Everyone struggles at some point in their lives and we do our best to get through them. Let's see if we can reframe the way you see yourself (if it's not accepting).
Will you get tired of hearing me talk about the same thing over and over again? No, I would be honored for you to share your inner world with me. Sometimes we need to talk through something to see it better for ourselves.
How can I get in touch with you?
Where are you located? In the San Francisco Bay Area. All sessions are being conducted online for the time being.
Can I give you a call? Yes, please do :)
Do you have weekend or evening availability? I have some evening availability. I currently do not offer weekend times.
How do I schedule my appointments? You can schedule a complimentary consultation by clicking the orange Request Appointment button on any page of this site. For regular appointments we will find a day and time each week to meet.