Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect in therapy?
Whether you’ve been in therapy before or this is your first time it can initially feel overwhelming. My hope is that as your therapist I can provide a safe, non judgmental space for you to talk about whatever is going on in your life. I want to make sure we address your main concerns in our sessions, but also know that life can be a rollercoaster and what brought you in to begin with can change. This is your time and space and I do my best to honor what you need.
How much does therapy cost?
My fee is $160 per 50 minute individual session and $180 per parent-child session or family session. On occasion I am able to provide a sliding scale, please feel free to reach out and we can discuss your options.
I am also a partner with Reflect, a therapist/client matching service that helps clients connect with the right therapist at an affordable fee. Take a look here: https://www.joinreflect.com/
You can also check out these awesome sliding scale clinics in San Francisco:
Haight Ashbury Psychological Services: http://www.hapsclinic.org/
Access Institute: https://accessinst.org/
What is your style of therapy?
I am a firm believer that one size does not fit all when it comes to therapy. I use an integrative approach while working relationally with my clients. What does that mean exactly? Well, I am really fascinated by how the relationships we experienced growing up have influenced and shaped our behaviors and how we relate to others in present day. I hope to help clients find the root of where certain behaviors originate in the hopes of untangling patterns that no longer serve them.
In addition to this I also pull from other schools of thought such as CBT and mindfulness when it feels appropriate. If you have a tendency to experience anxiety or have difficulty regulating your emotions there are great tools within these therapeutic modalities that can be incredibly helpful.
Who do you see and what issues do you treat?
I love working with teenagers and women in my practice.
Some of the most common reasons teens and their parents seek therapy are issues related anxiety and depression, increased family conflict, social relationship issues, and decreased academic performance.
Many of the women I work with seek therapy for help dealing with recent separation or divorce, relationship/dating issues, trauma and family relationships, and general support navigating daily stressors.
How long do I have to go to therapy and how often do I need to come?
The length of time in therapy varies from person to person. I encourage my clients to continue for as long as our work together is serving them. I recommend weekly sessions especially in the beginning as it can really help set a foundation for our work together.
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