Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are you seeing clients during the coronavirus shelter-in-place?

Yes, I work with clients by phone and by video on Zoom. Feel free to reach out.  

Q. Is teletherapy safe?

Yes, I use Zoom for Healthcare, which is HIPAA compliant. I also review my telemental health consent form with clients, including information about keeping sessions safe, secure and private. 

Q. How do I set up a first appointment?

You can schedule a complimentary 20-minute consultation or feel free to fill out my contact form or call the office directly at 415.435.7559. Together we can quickly determine if I would be the right person to work with you, and if not, I'm glad to offer referrals to local colleagues.  

Q. Do you take insurance?

I accept payment from Health Savings Accounts and also work with the California Victim Compensation Board. I'm not a member of other insurance panels. As an out-of-network provider, I can provide monthly invoices to submit to your insurer for reimbursement. Please contact me with questions and I am glad to go over the process with you, including how information may become part of your health record.

Q. Where is your office located?

My office is in the American Industrial Center at 2325 Third Street in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. This is close to the Bayview, Mission Bay and Potrero Hill neighborhoods. The cross is 20th Street, walking distance from the Caltrain Station. The 22, 48 and T lines stop nearby.

Q. What do you charge?

I have a regular fee and a sliding scale based on need. I would be glad to share specifics with you as a prospective client by email or phone. I wrote a few thoughts about fees and accessibility on the About page, which you can find here

Q. Who comes to therapy?

My therapy practice is open to people of diverse backgrounds and concerns. Historically, the field of psychology has pathologized certain identities and experiences, and I am very aware of this history. As a care provider, I aim to offer a welcoming, nonjudgmental space where you can express yourself and your concerns as freely as possible. 

Q. How do I know whether to come in by myself or with my partner or family?

Sometimes it's hard to know. I welcome you to reach out and we can discuss the options for your particular situation. 

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions or to schedule an appointment.

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