Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
Give me a call and we will have a brief conversation about what you want to work on in therapy so that I can determine if I am the right therapist to meet your needs. We then set up an initial appointment to ascertain if we are a good match and to start our work.
How long is a session?
Sessions are 45 minutes. I also offer 60 minute EMDR sessions.
What should I expect during my first session?
First we will discuss your initial paperwork and any questions you might have. Then we spend the rest of the time talking about your background and treatment goals.
What insurance are you in network with?
I am in network with Aetna and Anthem Blue Cross. Please call and check your benefits before your first visit. You are responsible for any services not covered. Please note that I have resigned from UBH/Optum.
What if you are not in my network?
Ask your insurance company what their procedures are for this. I am happy to provide you with invoices to submit to them for reimbursement. In some circumstances, I may be able to submit your invoices for you but you are still responsible for payment at the time of the session.
What is the the cost of therapy?
Sessions are $140.
What methods of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, checks, or credit cards.
Do you accept HSA or FSA credit cards?
Yes I do. This can be a great way to manage your costs while saving on your taxes.
Where are you located?
I am located at 405 Kains Avenue in Albany, CA. My office is easily accessible from Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Richmond. My office is located in a wheelchair accessible building within walking distance of the El Cerrito Plaza Bart station. You can get directions to my office here.