Are you providing in-person services during the COVID-19 crisis?
Do I have to be “spiritual” to work with you?
What is the process to become a new patient?
Do you take insurance?
Are there issues that you don’t treat?

Are you providing in-person services during the COVID-19 crisis?

Currently I am offering a hybrid of virtual and in-person therapy sessions. Sessions are conducted in a relaxing natural environment in the Hillcrest/Mission Hills area of San Diego. Additionally there are appointments available at my Hillcrest office.

Virtual sessions are 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 an out-of-network provider for Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans. I can provide a superbill if you wish to utilize your PPO insurance plan and 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 solo practice is not a good fit for clients experiencing safety-related issues such as active suicidal/homicidal thoughts, active eating disorders, and self-harm.  Additionally, I do not specialize in addiction, psychosis, or 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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