Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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I am only offering therapy through Zoom video who want to be seen during this time.
Therapy Session Fees
Session fees are payable at the time that services are rendered. Cash, check, PayPal, Zelle, Venmo and all major credit cards are accepted for payment. However, during this time, electronic payments are necessary.
I am an out of network provider for most insurance plans. If you would like to use your insurance, a Superbill will be provided to you at your request for you to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement. The Superbill includes all the information your insurance company will require in order to process your claim. The session fee will be paid in full at the time of the session and you will be responsible for any reimbursement from your insurance company. Your deductibles and co-pay will depend on your insurance provider and plan.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. If you are 10 minutes or more late to session without notification, the session will be cancelled and a full fee will be required.
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
•Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
•If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
•If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
I am a California State licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #50436 specializing in individual psychotherapy and couples counseling in private practice in Valley Village, CA. Click here for license verification.
From 2005-2011, as a trainee/intern at Positive Directions at Verdugo Mental Health Center in Glendale, California, I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are relationship issues, anxiety, compulsion, codependency, trauma, addiction and spiritual/creative growth.
I also held the position of Program Director of Positive Directions from 2009-2011. My experience at Positive Directions gave me exposure to an array of individuals with intrinsic dilemmas, as well as ongoing interaction with community resources. Prior to returning to my higher education in 2002, I had a rewarding career as an interior designer in the Los Angeles area.
I am currently an owner and administrative director of Sessions Counseling Group, Inc @ www.SessionsCounselingGroup.com. Sessions Counseling Group offers counseling services for adults and couples made possible by qualified, supervised interns in a pleasant and comfortable setting with a sliding scale.
As a graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute, my depth psychological training encourages a creative and collaborative therapeutic relationship. My therapeutic approach is to address your most immediate issues through support and practical feedback while creatively exploring what unconscious motivation may be informing your choices. Working with myth and metaphor, poetry, dreams, literature and art, we can track your outer AND inner experiences and connect your history of experiences to the problem. From there, we can determine what options are available to you now.