Psychotherapy Specialty Areas
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety and worry
Life and Career Transitions
Chronic Medical Illness
HIV and AIDS
Types of Therapies I Provide
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies, Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
My fees are commensurate with other therapists in the Bay Area. Click Here to contact me for further information. I currently do not accept credit cards. Payment is expected at the time of service, unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
Attendance and Cancellations
Therapy is most effective when attended once a week. Weekly attendance also helps us maintain the momentum of our work together and ensures you are making progress toward your therapy goals. Because this regularity is crucial to the success of your treatment, I ask all clients to commit to weekly attendance until progress in treatment suggests less frequent sessions would be more supportive.
While periodic absences are expected due to illness, vacation, or other prior important commitments, I hold your therapy hour as a valued time set aside specifically for you, for your own benefit. If you need to cancel your appointment, you will not be charged for the session if you call or email me at least 48 hours in advance.
I do not accept insurance and am considered an out-of-network provider on insurance panels. Upon request, I can provide a monthly statement you can send to your insurance provider to obtain reimbursement. Many but not all health insurance plans will reimburse for therapy provided by a licensed therapist. However, plans vary widely and it is your responsibility to contact your insurance to determine what benefits you are eligible to receive. When contacting your insurance, please check your coverage carefully by asking:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover? What happens when I meet the allowed limit?
- What is my coverage amount per therapy session for an out-of-network provider?
- Do I need a particular diagnosis to obtain reimbursement?
Referrals and Consultation
I often collaborate and consult with other clinicians and mental health-related professionals, including psychiatrists, physicians, and acupuncturists and other mind-body professionals. When appropriate, I may suggest a referral to another provider to supplement our work to optimize your treatment and provide you with the most effective care.
My office is located at 870 Market Street, in downtown San Francisco. It is easily accessible by BART and Muni. A parking garage is located on the block behind my office.