What does therapy cost?
Therapy is an investment in yourself, and in your healing. My individual therapy session fee is 195$ per 50 minute session. Couples Therapy fee is 220$ for a 50 minute session. Double sessions are available at a prorated fee, these are often recommended for client's interested in utilizing EMDR and/or wanting to dive deep into trauma healing.
How often do you recommend we meet?
Everyone's healing journey is different, however I do strongly encourage weekly sessions. This is especially important in the first month of treatment as it enables us to build momentum to help you meet your goals. Clients who are wanting to dive deep into trauma healing may wish to meet bi-weekly before titrating down to weekly or have a double session as noted above.
When should I expect to hear from you?
I respond to emails/calls within 24 hours Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am and 8pm. I tend to be able to respond more quickly via texts and emails then phone calls due to the nature of my work. I do not offer support outside of these hours, if you are in crisis please dial 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or dial 911 if you are experiencing an emergency. If you feel like you need more support than this offering, we can explore referrals for a higher levels of care that may be better able to met your needs.
Do you offer sliding scale?
Yes. I am committed to helping those ready to commit to weekly therapy and heal from trauma have access to therapy services and decolonizing therapy. Reach out below to see if you qualify for sliding scale.
Where are you located?
I live in sunny California the stolen land of Tachi Yokuts tribes and offer all of my services at this time by Telehealth.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept debit/credit cards and can also accept cash or checks if needed. Our convenient client portal website lets you store your credit card so it is charged automatically after session, this way no session time is taken by processing payments.
Do you accept insurance?
No, I do not accept insurance.
However, I can provide a Super Bill. This means that if you have insurance that accepts out of network providers you may be able to get reimbursed for sessions by your insurance.
How does telehealth work?
Depending on your preference, therapy via telehealth can be facilitated by a phone call (I will call you at the time of our appointment at the number you provide) or via secure video (a link will be automatically sent to your preferred email with a reminder for your appointment 48 hours and then 15 minutes prior to your session start time). Your secure video link can be accessed on a computer, tablet or smartphone (if accessing through a tablet or smartphone make sure to test out the link in advance as an app is often required to access the link on these devices). Together we will problem solve any technical difficulties, and you can reach out to me at my contact info below if you have any issues. On my end I use a WIFI extender and the best WIFI service available in my area to mitigate any connectivity issues getting in the way of treatment.
How do we get started?
I offer complimentary phone consultations to answer any and all questions you have about working with me. These calls are meant to make sure we are a good fit relationally (aka you can get a feel for "my vibe") and clinically (aka making sure I have the training and skill set to help you meet your goals). These calls normally last around 20 minutes. Complete the contact form below or call me at (818) 465 8516 to schedule your complimentary consultation call today.
What is a "good faith estimate"?
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 985-3059.
How do you address your own white privilege?
Like many of us, horrified and grieved over the trauma history of our country I have committed myself to learning to become a better descendent. I acknowledge that our country was built on white supremacy, that I have reaped the benefit of my white privilege and that I have implicit biases. I work from a place of "cultural humility," meaning that you are the expert in you, your culture and your history and I will strive never to be claim competency in a culture that is not my own, and instead commit myself to constantly seeking information, asking questions, and challenging my own beliefs and cultural identities.
How do you hold space for your clients?
I strive to always be a safe person and hold space for my clients. “Holding space” to me means being physically, mentally, and emotionally present so that my clients feel safe doing the hard work that is healing. I do this by being authentic (who I am in therapy is who I am in life), and by being playful and compassionate as we work collaboratively to find creative solutions to serious problems.