You are the expert in your own life.
It is as if we are two mountain climbers. We are each on our own mountain across a valley from one another. I may be able to see a path up your mountain, not because I have climbed your mountain, not because I am at the top shouting down to you, but because I am standing in a place where I can see things that you can’t see because you are actually on the mountain...My advantage here is not that I am bigger, better, or stronger. It is simply an advantage of perspective. On the other hand, there are things about your mountain that I cannot see, that I will have to rely on you to tell me about. For example, whether the mountain you are trying to climb is the “right” mountain or not is a matter of personal values. Only you can tell me that. And although I may be able to coach you along some path that I see, I cannot climb for you. So you see, you really have the more difficult job.
--Adapted from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain, by JoAnne Dahl, Carmen Luciano, Kelly G. Wilson
I'd be happy to connect with you to offer a free 15 minute consultation to help you decide if you'd like to move forward with therapy together.
In-office Therapy* temporarily suspended, moved to telehealth
Individuals and couples can expect to meet with me as often as weekly for 50 minutes (individuals) or 50-75 minutes (couples).
My goal is to help you to get through your current difficulties and back into your life as soon as possible. We will work together to determine length and frequency of treatment.
While many people prefer to meet with a therapist in person, life happens and sometimes meeting via secure video session is a better fit. Offered for new or current clients residing in California.
Many times there are additional services or resources that can enhance our treatment and help you get on your feet more quickly. I'm happy to work with you to identify resources in the community that could be supportive.
15-minute Free Consultation
Individual Therapy - $125/session (first session $175)
Couples Therapy - $150-175/session
I am in-network with Cigna, Optum, and MHN plans. If you would like to use your out-of-network benefits with another insurance provider, I am happy to provide you with a "super bill" to submit to your insurance company. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
National Provider Identifier (NPI) Number: 1629478185
As a Therapist, I Do Not:
Often individuals will find that psychotherapy alone is not enough to really change the way they are feeling. If this is the case, I am happy to offer referrals and to collaborate with a medication provider of your choice in order to offer comprehensive care.
Simply Offer Advice
There's enough advice about self-improvement, about parenting, and about solving problems in relationships out there for anyone to access online, from your friends, your family and even strangers. What you're getting with therapy is support to sort through the noise of this information overload to help you identify the person, the parent, the partner you want to be, and the support to help you reach these goals.