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50 Minutes - Telehealth

Free 15 minute consultation.



Couples / Families


  • How do I know if I am the right fit?
    When we have our first phone consultation over the phone, hopefully we will get a good sense of each other from the chat and questions answered. I highly recommend having questions prepared in advance so I can answer them upfront before booking a session, And you are welcome to text me or email me with any questions you have. We can also talk about what you’re specifically looking for in a therapeutic relationship and in a therapist, as well as discussing any negative experiences you may have had in previous therapeutic relationships, and things that you may want to avoid. That said, if they take a few sessions to have certainty that we are a good fit, I will try to make it as easy as possible to bring up any concerns, and adapt to your needs. If after any of our encounters you do not feel that this would be the right fit for you moving forward, I encourage you to communicate that and process it if you feel that would be helpful, and we can discuss how you would like to move forward with termination. I would be more than happy to provide you referrals to other therapists or agencies, and I will respect any boundaries set between us. It is important to me, ethically, that my clients feel the relationship, and the therapeutic process itself is working for them, and I also will bring up any concerns that I have as a therapist into session. My goal is to support people to find healing, whatever that might look like.
  • Who do you see in your private practice?
    Adolescents (ages 13-17), adults, couples, and families with children.
  • How long is a session and how often will I meet with you?
    All sessions are typically 50 minutes for individuals, couples, and families. Sometimes, longer sessions up to 90 minutes are accommodated on a case by case basis. Sessions are typically 1-2x per week. Recommendations will be made based on your particular situation and needs during the first session.
  • How long does therapy take?
    It varies. Therapy is not a quick fix. If you are going through a sudden unexpected crisis and are needing support to manage it, it may take only 4-6 sessions. However, if the reason that brings you into therapy is something that has been with you for many years of life, it is likely that it will take at least 3 months to begin to notice progress toward your goals. Some clients choose to participate in therapy on the long-term as well, as long as 1-2 years, depending on the needs, situation, and goals. How long therapy lasts will be an ongoing conversation that we will have during the course of treatment.
  • Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle problems on my own.
    Our assumption is that you have most likely tried different avenues (i.e. talking to trustworthy people around you, googling information about how to get yourself help, spiritual support, your community network, reading self-help books, waiting it out to see if things will get better, etc.) of trying to get yourself help and you may now be wondering if therapy might be for you. Everyone experiences challenging situations that may feel like roadblocks on his or her life journey. Seeking out therapy does not mean you are "crazy" or that something is wrong with you. In fact, your ability to consider therapy has implications that you have enough self-awareness to realize that you may need professional support to get through difficult times. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and changes in your life, helping you to learn skills to help identify and address your triggers to problems and learn ways to engage in healthy patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating with others to promote a more fulfilling life.
  • What is the "No Surprises Act Notice" and Good Faith Estimate?
    Under the law, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services, including psychotherapy services. Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your service or item. You can also ask your provider you choose for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or call 985-635-4040.
  • What will my first session be like?
    We will go over the expectations and guidelines for our therapeutic relationship and go over the intake form I will send before our first session. We will spend some time exploring the reason that brings you into therapy as well as the expectations that you have for therapy. We will also identify goals for therapy. I will answer any questions or concerns that you may have regarding therapy.
  • How do I get started?
    Text me at 213-542-0730 to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation or email me at with your available times/days to schedule an initial phone consultation.
  • Do you offer a sliding scale for your fees?
    Yes, for a limited number of sessions. The sliding scale is offered based on evidence of need and availability at the time of inquiry. Please feel free to discuss your needs with us during our phone consultation.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept IvyPay which is a HIPAA compliant method of paying for sessions. You will receive a text message asking for you to input your debit card, credit card, or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) card to be saved for ongoing sessions. Venmo is also available as a payment option but only with privacy settings.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    We are out of network providers for most PPO health insurances. We can offer a superbill that you can submit for possible reimbursement. Please check with your health insurance provider to learn about your coverage and reimbursements rates. You may also want to ask about your deductible before you are able to receive a reimbursement. Please be advised that working with insurance providers can lead to a non-clinical third party to dictate the duration and type of treatment you need in order for reimbursement. In most cases, insurance providers also require a mental health diagnosis for reimbursement which we would be required to submit and may have consequences as it stays on your medical records. Working without insurance ensures greater privacy and provides you with more decision over your own treatment.
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