"I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value." ~ Hermann Hesse
FAQs and Forms
Welcome! I hope to answer a few questions you might have about becoming a client in my practice. If not, please feel free to contact me.
Where are you located?
My office is located in north San Rafael near Northgate mall. There is public transportation 3 blocks away.
What are your hours?
Monday - Friday, during business hours with some evening times available. I make every effort to find a workable time for us both to meet.
Do you take insurance?
I am an in-network provider for Beacon Health Services/Partnership Insurance. If you would like to use this insurance, please obtain your membership number and pre-screening through the insurance company and, then, contact me to discuss setting an appointment.
I am an out of network provider for most insurance companies. Payment is due at the time of our visits unless otherwise arranged. I provide billing statements on a monthly basis if you are in need of reimbursement of fees through insurance.
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
What is your fee?
$130.00 per 50 minute session.
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.
Cash, check and paypal.
Because psychotherapy requires a serious commitment of time and effort, the need for consistency and attention to your personal process cannot be underestimated. With this in mind, I require payment for all appointments. If you cannot attend your regularly scheduled therapy appointment, due to an emergency, I will reschedule your visit close to your original time.
How long will I be in therapy?
This depends on your goals: Therapy can be brief to resolve a specific issue or longer term to address long standing unfulfilling patterns and challenges.
At the outset of therapy you decide what you want to focus on and we will frequently check-in regarding your goals. In the course of therapy, new goals and desires may enter the picture.
How do I get started?
Please contact me for a complimentary 20-minute initial consultation.
If you're a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session.
If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete this form to authorize release of psychotherapy information: