Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer a free consultation?

I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation.

What can I expect from my first session?

This will be a time for us to get to know each other a bit and see if we will be a good fit working together. We will discuss what brings you to therapy at this time, begin to articulate goals, and I will gather some background information from you. You will get a sense of what therapy with me will feel like and if you would like to continue.

There are many different types of talk therapy, but the most important factor in determining if therapy will be effective is the level of comfort felt between you and your therapist.

What is your fee for therapy?

My fee for a standard 50-minute session is $150.

I accept cash, check or credit card.

Do you offer a sliding scale?

I have a limited number of sliding scale appointments, depending on certain circumstances. Please call me at 818.351.5017 if you would like to discuss further.

Do you accept insurance?

Currently, I do not accept insurance. Upon request, I will provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Note: HMO’s will not reimburse for providers out of their network. PPOs may only reimburse for specific providers and under specific circumstances, depending on your plan. Many plans require pre-approval for coverage. I recommend that you contact your insurance company to determine their coverage requirements before obtaining mental health services and anticipating reimbursement.