Q: How does therapy work?

A: The first step is to call for a free phone consultation to see if I will be the right fit for your family.
We will schedule an evaluation appointment with the family. Then, depending on your needs and concerns we will make an individualized treatment plan.

Q: Do you see parents as well as children/teens?

A: Yes, I encourage parent/caretaker involvement. You are the most important person in the life of your child/teen, despite what they say. There may be times when you choose to work on personal issues affecting your parenting.

Q: How much will this cost?

A: Having a family is a huge commitment, and helping your child or adolescent is a commitment that I take seriously. I charge $145 for a 50-minute individual session and $175 for a 50-minute couples or family session.

Q: Do you take my insurance?

A: I am a provider for the Southeastern California Conference’s anonymous counseling service, and the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center’s plans.

Q: You don’t take my insurance, what now?

A: Most insurance plans provide for out of network services. Reimbursement often ranges from 50% to 80%. As a California licensed therapist, I provide clients with a valid receipt that may be used to seek reimbursement from your plan.

Q: How do I know that what I tell you will be kept private?

A: Ethically and legally, I am bound by confidentiality. I take this obligation very seriously. There are; however, exceptions to the confidentiality rule: 1) you tell me about a plan to kill yourself or someone else, 2) you tell me about known or suspected child or elder abuse or neglect. In each of these cases, I am required by law to report such information to the proper authorities—a law enforcement agency or the state abuse hotlines.

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