Frequently Asked Q's
How much do sessions cost?
What will my first session be like?
I'm Ready, how do I️ get started?
Sessions range from $150-$175 and are 50 minutes long. Payment is due at the time of session and I️ accept credit card only. If this is not affordable, occasionally I️ offer a lower fee on a sliding scale.
Do you Accept Insurance?
I️ am not contracted with insurance, and am considered an out of network provider. I️ do offer documents that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
We start with a check-in to assess how you are doing currently, I'll gather background information and history, I️ will answer any questions you have, and then we will collaboratively come up with a treatment plan and determine what you want to work on.
How Long Will Therapy Last?
Contact me through the contact form on my website, call me at (949) 423-6329 or email me at email@example.com and let me know times you can be reached.
Do you offer Video or phone sessions?
How will I️ know if you're the right therapist for me?
I️ offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so that we can determine together if my services are a fit for your needs. During this time, you can ask questions and get more of a sense of my therapeutic style and if it is a fit for you. The only way to know for sure is to come in for a session, and by the second session you should have a better feel if you are feeling comfortable, supported and are starting to see results or feel more hopeful about the outcome of treatment.
It depends on the severity of the issues you are dealing with as well as what your goals are for treatment. Therapy can last several sessions or be long-term for years. My goal is to equip you with skills so you can function without long-term therapy treatment.
How often would we meet?
Initially it is ideal to meet 1x/week. However, depending on your symptoms we can meet more or less often than that.
Yes, absolutely. I️ offer video sessions over a secure network to ensure your privacy and confidentiality.
Are you offering in-person services currently?
Yes I️ am, and I️ have made masks optional. My Private Practice office is located at 19712 MacArthur Blvd Suite 110, Irvine, CA 92612. It is conveniently located off the 405 on Jamboree and free parking is provided.
Is what I️ share confidential?
Good Faith Estimate Statement
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 are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy. You can ask for this before you schedule services. If you receive a bill more than $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or photo of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises
Yes, what you share will be kept confidential with the exception of: immediate threat or harm to yourself or another, suspected child, dependent adult, or elder abuse; or if you are subpoenaed by the court.
What's your cancellation policy?
Because your appointment is reserved specifically for you, I️ ask that you cancel 48 hrs in advance to avoid being charged for session. If you need to reschedule, please notify me immediately through call or text at (949) 423-6329.