Want to know more before you make a decision?
Here are common questions asked by my clients
Are You Accepting New Clients?
Yes. I am accepting new clients. I have day and evening appointments available.
How Long Is A Session?
Typically, sessions are 60 minutes long. I offer longer sessions to couples and families that are in crisis and need more time.
What Is Your Fee?
My full fee is $150 for individuals and $200 for couples and families per 60-minute session. If you are an MFT intern or student, or have strenuous financial struggles please ask about sliding scale rates.
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What Forms Of Payment Do You Accept?
I accept cash, check, and most major credit cards including HSA (Health Savings Account) cards.
What Insurance Plans Do You Take?
I do no currently take insurance as I find that often directs the duration and type of therapy I am able to provide. Most insurance plans will reimburse out of network (OON) providers and I can provide a bill at the end of each month to submit to them.
Don’t know if your insurance plan has out-of-network coverage?
You have 2 options. #1 Download the Better app and set it up. Then, go the FAQs & Contact section, scroll all the way down, and send them a note saying that you’re interested in working with an out-of-network (OON) psychotherapist in El Dorado Hills, CA, and need help verifying whether your insurance plan will reimburse you for this OON service. Better will find out and help you understand your OON coverage. #2 You can DIY. Call the customer service phone number on the back of your insurance card so you can ask questions about your coverage and make an informed decision before getting started with counseling.
How Do I Make An Appointment?
Making an appointment is easy. Click this link to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with me. Or you can call me directly at 916-538-1683 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make an appointment within the next week.
Who Do You See In Your Private Practice?
I work with individuals, couples and families. Often the clients I see are having problems due to grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress, stage of life changes, trauma, and relationship problems. Other common concerns for my clients are parenting struggles and behavior difficulties with kids.
Is What I share Confidential?
The laws concerning confidentiality in California are very clear: What you choose to share with a therapist is confidential as long as the therapist does not suspect certain dangerous conditions. When clients share information about child abuse, elder abuse, suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation or if the client is gravely disabled and cannot care for themselves the law states that as a mandated reporter we are required to report the situation to the proper authorities.
What If I Still Don't Know If Therapy Is For Me?
I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to help you make this decision, schedule yours here.
Therapy is a big step in living a meaningful and authentic life. It is an investment in you. I want you to succeed in therapy and understand how it can be difficult to find a therapist you connect with. After our first meeting you are not obligated to continue with me, and if you feel you are in need of a different therapist I will provide referrals for you.