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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accepting new patients?

Currently I have limited availability to accept new clients.  Please contact me to inquire about my most up-to-date availability or to be added to a waitlist when more spots open up. 

What are your business hours and methods of meeting?

I see clients on Tuesdays through Fridays, typically between 9:00am – 5pm. Currently I am offering both virtual telehealth and in-person therapy sessions at my Mission Hills office. 

Due to licensing regulations, virtual sessions are only available to clients who are physically located in California. Teletherapy has shown to be a highly impactful and convenient way to receive psychotherapy. 

Do I have to be “spiritual” to work with you?

Spirituality means different things to different people.  For some, being spiritual means connecting with nature, believing in the universe or working with their inner child or their highest/most authentic self.  For others, spirituality means a belief in a deity or specific religious teachings. 

I do not define for my clients what it means to be spiritual nor do I impose my ideas of spirituality onto others.  I am also understanding that many people have experienced spiritual/religious trauma and they are needing a place to explore a safe, more preferred relationship with spirituality. 

What is the process to become a new client?

Before starting treatment with a new client, it is important to assess if we are a good fit to work together.  If you are interested in working with me, I ask that you first schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation

During this phone call, I will ask you questions about your concerns and what you are looking for in therapy. I may also ask about your mental health history.  If during the phone call, we both agree that we are a good fit, we can proceed to schedule our first session together.

If I believe that another professional may be better equipped to help you, I am happy to provide referrals.

Do you take insurance?

I am in-network with UnitedHealthcare/Optum and an out-of-network provider for most Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plans. If you would like to use your out of network, benefits, I can provide a superbill if you wish to get reimbursed directly from your insurance. Please read this page to learn more about using your out-of-network benefits and why it can be beneficial to choose a therapist outside of your insurance plan.

Are there issues you don’t treat?

My style of therapy is not a good fit for clients experiencing high emotional dysregulation and safety-related issues such as active suicidal/homicidal thoughts, active eating disorders, and self-harm.  Additionally, I do not specialize in addiction/addiction recovery, psychosis, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I am happy to provide referrals if you are seeking support with any of these issues.

It is very important that the therapist you choose feels competent and passionate about treating your specific concern. My hope is that everyone who contacts me receives the best treatment, whether it is from me or another professional.

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