Frequently Asked Questions
Mindfulness-based psychotherapy and Integrative Mind-Body Counseling offered exclusively online to residents of California.
You’re over feeling exhausted, lost, confused, and tired of feeling tired. You’re ready to feel grounded and centered in your mind, body, heart and soul.
It’s time to take care of yourself and prioritize your health and well-being.
You want to start counseling but you’re not quite sure if you’re ready. You have a lot of questions and the process is not clear. Please allow me to help you find ease in this process and answer some of the questions you have here.
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The first step in starting the therapy process is to see if we are a good fit to work together. which begins with a complimentary 15-minute virtual consultation. During this meeting, we will discuss what brings you to therapy, your previous (if any) experiences with therapy, and explore what your goals are. I will tell you more about how I work, the therapy process, and do my best to answer any questions that you may have.
15-minute initial virtual consultation: free
Initial Individual Intake Session:
The first meeting is a 60-minute initial individual assessment session. During this appointment, we will review your completed intake forms and establish a mutual understanding of how the therapy process works. We will review your core issues for starting therapy along with some of your history and background. We will start to create some initial goals for our work together and I will answer any other questions that you may have.
65-minute individual intake session: $250
Ongoing Individual Therapy Sessions:
Ongoing sessions are 50-minutes long. During these meetings, we will work together on helping you more towards your goals. We will use these meetings to track your progress and adjust care as needed. We will explore and process ongoing issues that are keeping you stuck so that you have more clarity and can find movement towards your goals.
50-minute ongoing individual therapy sessions: $200
How often do I attend therapy?
I generally encourage individuals to commit to one 50-minute session weekly to create momentum in the healing process and obtain a clear ability to track your progress.
Through the assessment process, we will determine what would work best for you and your goals. The treatment plan will be created accordingly.
- 65-minute Individual Intake Assessment Session (first session): $250
- 50-minute Ongoing Individual Therapy Session: $200
- Limited number of sliding scale spots are available based on your specific financial situation. Inquire regarding availability.
Payment is due at the time of service. I accept all major credit/debit cards as forms of payment. Your card will be kept on file in the system and charged on the day of your scheduled session. The credit card agreement will be set up before your initial assessment session.
I am an out-of-network provider for insurance companies.
If you wish to utilize your out-of-network insurance benefits, I am able to provide you with a monthly superbill that you can submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement. Depending on your health insurance plan, services may be reimbursed partially or fully.
I do not bill insurance on your behalf.
Please Note: I CANNOT guarantee reimbursement from your insurance.
If you have questions regarding your out-of-network insurance benefits and would like to learn more about what questions to ask your insurance regarding your benefits; please refer to my Quick Guide to Navigate Out-of-Network Insurance Benefits here.
All sessions are offered exclusively online via secure HIPAA-compliant video platforms. I primarily utilize the Simple Practice telemental health platform and occasionally may utilize Google Meet if needed.
Due to therapy licensing restrictions, I am only able to provide telemental health sessions to those who are physically located in/residents of California.
Learn about your rights here: No Surprises Act
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment and hospital fees.
- Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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.
GET MORE INFORMATION
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions that you may have. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!