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Are you seeing clients during the COVID-19?

Yes, it’s important to follow the CDC guidelines and lucky there are options to start/continue therapy at this time. We are all feeling very stressed and unfortunately isolating does not help. There are ways to stay in touch with loved ones and friends, as well as a therapist. Please give me a call so we can discuss our options and what you are comfortable with.  

Please take a look at my page of ways to help during this time.

What’s the process for starting counseling?

Making the decision to seek support is a hard one. I want to make the process as easy as possible. Call me at 949-835-3786 . If I’m in session or unavailable, leave your name, number, and a few good times to reach you. I will call you back within 24 hours, if not sooner. This is a great time to ask questions and briefly discuss what you would like to address in therapy. If we feel that we might work well together, we will schedule your first appointment. You can also reach me via email at

What is your fee?

My fee is $125 for a 50-minute session. You may pay by check, cash or credit card.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, I currently accept Cigna, Optum, Humana, Oscar, United Healthcare and Blue Shield of California. If you have another Insurance Provider I can provide you with a superbill/receipt to submit to your insurance company. As insurance companies differ in their policies, please verify your plan's mental health benefits for out-of-network mental health providers.  Please note that some clients choose to pay privately as insurance providers require a mental health diagnosis for your records and may limit your number of sessions.

Is therapy confidential?  


In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse, dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.

  • If a client intends to harm themself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.

  • If you use insurance your Diagnosis is sent with billing and the insurance company can request your records.  

If you have any other questions please feel free to
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