Do you take insurance?
I am currently in network with Cigna, Tricare, and Anthem Blue Cross. Many insurance companies also provide partial reimbursement for "out of network" providers. If your insurance is not listed above, I can provide you with a superbill if you would like to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. I recommend you first contact your insurance company to inquire if you have out of network mental health services (and make sure you ask about your deductible and their reimbursement percentages!)
What are the costs for therapy if paying out of pocket?
I currently offer:
- 50-60 minute sessions: $180
- 2 hour EMDR intensive sessions: $350
I firmly believe that every person should have access to quality mental health services, so I do reserve a portion of my practice for those who are in need of sliding scale fees due to financial hardships. I also can refer you to similar resources when my practice or those slots are full. Please do not hesitate to reach out as I would be honored to help you.
What is your availability, and what happens if I have a crisis in between our sessions?
I work Tuesdays through Fridays, and as a solo practitioner in private practice, I am unable to provide crisis care after work hours so I do not answer messages, emails and calls on weekends and evenings. If an emergency arises after hours or on the weekends, I rely on referring to the following resources which are available 24/7:
Call the San Diego Access & Crisis Line 888-724-7240
Call the Lifeline at 988 or text HOME to 741741
It is understandable that this availability may not be a good fit for all clients, and I am happy to provide referrals to you if you are looking for a therapist who can support your needs.
If you are unable to attend a session, please cancel at least 24 hours ahead of time, otherwise you will be charged a $100 late fee (other than for emergencies).
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I think this is such an important question about how you can get the most out of your sessions! I love working with clients who are open to change, even if they don't know yet what that looks like.
The more you put into therapy, the more you will get out of it. This is your therapy and your time. Any change and new learning can be uncomfortable; moving beyond just venting can be challenging but is a vital part of growth. Together we will help you work through what's coming up for you. Maybe that's learning how to feel your emotions, or interacting with people in new ways. Growth can be messy, and certainly isn't linear or predictable. Even if you fall down, I know that you can keep showing up for yourself. My philosophy is that you have the internal wisdom to captain your own ship. I will help guide you through this journey, but the process and result with be yours.
As your therapist you can expect me to:
-be your partner through your process, providing safety, encouragement and support
-give you input and feedback, be a sounding board and hold space for you
-protect your confidentiality, listen carefully, and be an ongoing resource for you in achieving your goals
As my client, I would ask that you:
-learn to be open and honest with yourself
-practice vulnerability and be open to my feedback, and keep me updated about what is and what isn't working for you in our work together
-commit yourself to our time and your healing and progress
What might our sessions look like?
Just like no two clients are alike, no two client's sessions are alike. We will collaborate together and determine what might be the best fit to help you meet your goals. I am certified in EMDR therapy and Perinatal Mental Health; attachment, mind/body and trauma work guides much of my practice. I have backgrounds in other modalities such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention, and others as well. We will tailor a treatment plan to your needs and continue to assess whether our approach is working or whether we need to mix it up. A space for healing needs to be nurturing and safe where you can feel able to challenge yourself and grow.
If you have additional questions, please reach out. I look forward to hearing from you!