If You Ask Me . . .
Helping us change. It is usually pain or distress that brings us to therapy. Therapy can help us create new ways of being ourselves and relating to others which reduces our pain and distress.
Online video therapy is a secure, flexible, convenient, and affordable alternative to traditional office visits. I provide my clients access to a fully secure, HIPPA compliant, online client portal through which we communicate by text, email, and through online video sessions. Research studies, many of which are listed in bibliography format by the Telemental Health Institute, indicate that online video therapy is equivalent to face-to-face care in various settings. Please check out this FAQ for additional details of how it works.
Because online video therapy is a relatively new, innovative and evolving form of practice, it requires additional, specific training to assure effective clinical outcomes. I am currently a Board Certified – TeleMental Health Provider (BC – TMH 1808) and I have extensive experience working with clients via online video both as a psychotherapist and as a professional coach. I continue to invest in additional training to remain at the cutting edge of innovation.
Yes, what we talk about in therapy is confidential, with some very specific and limited exceptions, which we discuss prior to beginning therapy.
$150 for a 50-minute online video couples therapy session
$150 for a 50-minute online video individual therapy session
My fee reflects the value of my investment in acquiring the training, skills, and experience necessary to offer you effective psychotherapy. As the client, the fee represents the value you place on your own healing and flourishing.
Payment is made by credit card through a secure, HIPPA compliant, online client portal which is created for each client.
Canceling a session with a 24-hour notice is not a problem. However, if you cancel on the day of the appointment you will be charged the full fee for the missed appointment.
You can’t unless you take the time to meet them. That’s why I offer perspective clients a free, 30 minute consultation which provides both me and them an opportunity to determine if we are good fit.
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are relationship therapists. We are trained academically and clinically to focus on the ways we are all shaped by our relationships. We are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.
Marriage and family therapists are highly experienced group of practitioners. We evaluate and treat mental and emotional disorders, other health and behavioral problems, and address a wide array of relationship issues within the context of the family system.
MFTs broaden the traditional emphasis on the individual to attend to the nature and role of individuals in primary relationship networks such as marriage and the family. MFTs take a holistic perspective on health care; they are concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of individuals and their families.
For more information, please see the AAMFT web site.
You can schedule an initial, free consultation with me by calling (650) 676-7575 or emailing me at [email protected]