Frequently Asked Questions
A. I offer a free 30-minute consultation before we begin therapy (phone or face-to-face). As we talk, you will probably have a clearer idea if you are comfortable with starting therapy.
Q: How long will our sessions be?
A: Generally, though not always, sessions are 50 minutes in length and we meet once a week. It is possible to meet more often if you find yourself going through a difficult time. I can provide options to meet your individual needs.
Q: How long will I be in therapy?
A: You have a unique situation, set of life experiences and needs. My overall goal for you will be to put you on a course of positive well-being. Therapy is a flexible process., however, involving us working together. Together we will determine how long therapy will last. We can talk about it any time.
Q: How will I know if you are the right therapist for me?
A: Important question! Like any relationship, we want to be a "good fit." You want to feel comfortable and confident in my care. I want to feel that I can help you, and that my specialties meet your needs. That's why I offer an initial complimentary consultation before we begin therapy. After we meet and address your questions and concerns, you will have a sense of whether or not I am the right therapist for you.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: My fees are paid at time of service as I am not on an insurance panel. As an out-of-network provider, many common insurance carriers such as PPO and POS plans will reimburse you for our work together. Prior to our first session, it is advised you contact your health insurance company to verify your out-of-network benefits for LMFT services, also referred to as "behavioral health." Some other helpful questions you can ask them are:
+ What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
+ How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
+ Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Q: What is the first step in getting started?
A: You can give me a call at 949-244-3674 and if you have any additional questions, we can address them during our consultation.
Call today and let's begin!