Frequent Questions

Where can I find your Articles?
  • My articles are located at the bottom of this page.

  • What can a Marriage & Family Therapist do?
  • Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are licensed mental health professionals who work with couples - whether or not married; families of all types; and individuals to cure or relieve mental, emotional, and relational concerns of all kinds.

  • What are the goals of therapy?
  • What you wish to gain through therapy is your decision. You will be given a professional evaluation and assistance in deciding realistic goals for your situation.

  • What is the length of therapy?
  • The number of sessions depends on many factors. You and your situation are special. The number of sessions can be determined only after an initial assessment of your goals and needs.

  • How to schedule?
  • Sessions are 45 minutes in length and must be scheduled a head of time. It usually takes a week or longer to get and appointment unless I have a cancellation. I do make exceptions and will try to fit you in when it is a true emergency.

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    Treatment Philosophy

    I am an interactive, directive therapist. By that I mean that I will not only listen but I will also provide direction, feedback and suggestions.

    After a thorough assessment during the first session, we will set goals for treatment together. This is called a "treatment plan." All treatment is then planned with the goals in mind. My role is to be a resource to you and to help you accomplish your goals.

    You are responsible for taking an active role in setting and achieving your treatment goals. Your commitment to this process is necessary for you to experience a successful outcome. You will only get out of therapy what you put into it. I often give assignments to do in between sessions. These assignments are designed to support the therapy session and reinforce the work we do during the session.

    I use several different therapy modalities and interventions. My approach is designed to fit the individual and the problem. I use my intuition to determine the direction and approach I take in a session.

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    Health Insurance

    Do you take medical insurance?
    Yes, I do take insurance. I am on many insurance panels which are listed below. I have a billing company that handles all of the insurance. All you need to do is to call them and give them your insurance information and they will check your benefits and send me a fax with the information prior to your appointment.

    Nor Cal Medical Billing

    If for some reason your insurance company does not pay, you will be liable for the payment.

  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue shield
  • United Health Care
  • Cigna
  • Atena
  • Health Net
  • Tri West
  • Western Health Advantage
  • Magellan
  • Value Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • What do you charge if I don't have insurance?
    My fee is $150.00 for a 45 minute session.Contact Us