Fees, Your Rights, and FAQs

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Rates: $175 for a 55 minute session

In order for you to make an informed decision around therapy, you need to have an idea of the investment you are making and be able to allocate the funds needed for you to engage long enough to obtain the benefits you are looking to achieve. My fee is based on my training and experience level, my specialization, and the costs of sustaining the practice. While short term therapies have been found to be effective, most of my clients choose to remain in therapy with me for over 6 months in order to both initiate and maintain the desired changes.


I am not in-network with any insurance company, which allows you and I to determine your needs and the course of your treatment while also providing you with greater privacy. Some clients do have an out of network benefit (generally with a PPO insurance plan) and can choose to bill their insurance company for reimbursement. I am happy to provide the paperwork to allow you to take this step to decrease any financial strain while you will need to provide the payment up front. If you do choose to seek reimbursement from your insurance, they can seek your treatment information in order to determine if they believe your symptoms meet “medical necessity” for care and to determine reimbursement. If you are needing or wanting to utilize your insurance in order to engage in therapy, you can contact your insurance provider to find an in-network provider. Using your insurance is generally less costly than seeing an out-of-network provider.


All major credit cards accepted for payment.

Cancellation Policy

If you do not attend a scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. This cost is not able to be reimbursed by your insurance company.

Any Other Questions

Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

Your Rights

I believe it is important to know your rights as you enter into a therapeutic relationship. Therapy requires a high level of vulnerability, and you need to be confident that you understand your rights around privacy and finances. The forms below are intended to outline your rights:


No Surprises Act

Board of CA Notice to Consumers


I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.