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.
Yes, what we talk about in therapy is confidential, with some very specific and limited exceptions, which we discuss prior to beginning therapy.
I offer a sliding fee scale fee structure based on your income.
- Sliding fee scale for individuals: $75 - $125 for 50-minute session.
- Sliding fee scale for couples: $90 - $140 for 50-minute 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 expected at the beginning of every session unless we have made a specific agreement for other arrangements.
Cancelling 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.
I am an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT). As an AMFT, I am a highly qualified psychotherapist in training. I have earned a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, and have nearly 2,000 hours of diverse clinical experience. As an AMFT, I work independently with clients, attend trainings and consultation groups, receive weekly clinical supervision, and further develop my clinical skills.
As an AMFT, I have been approved through the Board of Behavioral Sciences and have passed extensive background check through both the Department of Justice and the FBI. I am also required to have weekly supervision meetings with psychology professionals who have been licensed for at least two years. During supervision, I and my clinical supervisors discuss and review client cases together; the supervisor provides clinical insight, training and guidance pertaining to the ethics and legal issues of being a therapist.
The benefit of working with me as an AMFT is that you are receiving quality, professional services for a fee that is usually lower than that of a licensed therapist, while also receiving indirect support and insights from my supervisors and consultation groups.
Check out the BBS website for more information on requirements and regulations for AMFT and Licensees here.
My office is in the Mission District in San Francisco.
Yes, I see clients in the evenings on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well as all day on Saturday, and from Noon to 5PM on Sundays.