Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are you working with clients during the shelter in place?

Yes, I work with clients by telehealth including phone and video sessions. Feel free to reach out with any questions.

Q. Is telehealth safe?

Yes, I use a HIPAA-compliant platform and review information with clients for keeping sessions safe, secure and private. 

Q. How do I set up a first appointment?

Schedule a complimentary phone consultation, complete my contact form or call the office at 415 435 7559. We can determine together if I would be the right person to work with you. If not, I would be 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 we can review the process, including how information may become part of your health record.

Q. Where is your office located?

My physical office is located in the American Industrial Center on Third Street in Dogpatch, close to the Bayview, Mission Bay and Potrero Hill. During the shelter in place, I am working with clients by telehealth including phone and video sessions. 

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 by email or phone

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. As a care provider, I am aware of this history and 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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