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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

My therapy services are 100 percent private pay. This is often preferred by my clients who prefer privacy regarding their protected health information, as explained below. It is important when considering therapy for yourself or your loved ones that insurance companies typically require an official diagnosis declared in order to provide reimbursement. If you, your partner, or your children are not actively displaying symptoms or do not meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis, or meet the criteria for a mental health condition that is not covered by your policy, the insurance company may deny your claim, or worse, pay it and then revoke payment later on. An accurate diagnosis (when appropriate) cannot be ethically determined after 1-2 sessions, however, insurance often expects a covered diagnosis immediately for potential reimbursement. Additionally, diagnosis and other confidential health information submitted to your insurance company may be permanently included in your personal health records, and many of my clients opt to avoid such use and record of their health information, for personal privacy reasons. 

What are your rates? 

I offer 50-minute individual therapy sessions for children/teens/adults at the rate of $175/session. I offer 80-minute sessions for siblings/couples/families for $195/session.

Are you available for public speaking engagements?

Yes, I am happy to facilitate speaking engagements and presentations for your company or school-based event, and private functions. My rates are based on my hourly rate of $200/hour, plus preparation time and travel expenses. For booking or additional questions regarding speaking engagement availability and rates, message me through the "Contact Me" section of the website.

Building procedures for your comfort and privacy:

My office building is off Owensmouth Ave, behind The Village Shopping Center in Woodland Hills, California. Behind the parking structure for The Village (if you face forward towards Owensmouth Ave, with your back to the shopping center), you will see another parking structure to your right, next to an outdoor parking lot (technically the Costco parking lot). There you will notice 2 Farmers Insurance office buildings. My building is the Farmers Insurance building closest to Costco (6303 Owensmouth Ave). If you park in the Costco parking lots -either directly behind my building in the outdoor lot, or in the lot next door (directly in front of Costco), they offer 90 minutes of free parking in these 2 lots. The parking structures are available for a small fee. As a courtesy, I will meet you outside the building and escort you through the lobby to the elevators and lead you to the therapy room. The building’s security policy requires adult visitors to sign the
sign-in sheet. In order to protect your privacy in treatment, adults may list first/last initials on the sign-in sheet, list “10th floor”, and “Regus” (which describes the entire 10th floor) as you sign in. Minors are not required to sign the sign-in sheet. Building security closes the black visitor gate that surrounds the office buildings after 6pm. Therefore, if your session is after 6pm (I offer evening sessions until 10pm) I will meet you/your child in the visitor entrance doorway on the far-right corner of the gate, where I will use a key fob to let you in or out (before and after your session).

Do you offer consultation calls?

I understand how important it is to feel at ease as you consider your treatment options. I am available for brief introductory consultation calls, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at (818) 862-6617, and I will return your call within 24 business hours. I look forward to hearing from you. 

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