Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does counseling cost?
My fee is $150 per 50-min therapy session and $215 for a 80-min therapy session. I typically recommend 80-min sessions for couples and families, however depending on your financial needs I am able to provide either option.
Do you offer a sliding scale for low-income families?
I offer a limited number of sliding scale slots for clients who need a reduction in fees. Please feel free to call and inquire about these lower fee options. I don’t want to let money stand in the way of your treatment!
Do you take insurance?
Unfortunately, I do not currently accept insurance. However, many clients with a PPO have found that their insurance will reimburse for a percentage of the therapy fees from an “out-of-network provider.” Some insurance providers reimburse the full amount, some reimburse only a portion and others do not reimburse at all. I will provide you with a receipt of our sessions and you can forward it to your current insurance provider for possible reimbursement. I recommend that you call you insurance provider before we start the therapy process and ask them about their “out-of-network” reimbursement policies.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, checks and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and American Express only).
Where is your office located?
1207 Carlsbad Village Dr., Suite N (2nd floor)
Carlsbad, CA 92008
My office is located right off Interstate 5 in Carlsbad, North County San Diego, CA. Exit Carlsbad Village Dr., head east (turn left if you are coming from the north or right if you are coming from the south). We are on the corner of Carlsbad Village Dr and Pio Pico Dr across from the Shell gas station. The building is white with green signs. We are located on the second floor in Suite N. Please call me if you have any questions or need more detailed directions.
Are you accepting new patients?
I limit my practice to 20 clients per week so that I can provide my clients with the quality of care that they need. I am currently accepting new clients and encourage you to call me for available appointment times.
What are your office hours?
I currently have day and evening appointments available. Unfortunately I do not offer weekend appointments at this time, however I’d be happy to refer you to a therapist that has weekend availability.
How long does therapy last?
People often ask me how many counseling sessions it will take to achieve their goals. Although the length of therapy is variable, I tend to work from a short-term therapy approach (10-18 sessions). With that being said, each client is unique and may require more in-depth focus. We will work together to create a treatment plan that suits your individual needs. I view therapy as a collaboration between therapist and client and encourage my clients to be an active part of the therapy process. I strive to help my clients get long-term results in as few sessions as possible.
How often should I expect to come to therapy?
I recommend that most clients start with a weekly session during the first month of treatment. This allows me to conduct a full assessment of your needs while beginning to work towards your goals. After the first month I typically reassess treatment needs and at this time we may mutually decide that counseling sessions should be decreased to every other week.
What is your approach to therapy?
I use a variety of therapeutic orientations including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, but the majority of my therapy and counseling is based on Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Above all, my goal is to create a safe and secure environment where you will feel comfortable to open up and work through your struggles. Furthermore, I am very goal oriented and am dedicated to creating lasting results. I work with individuals, couples and families.