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Fees & FAQs

What should I expect with the therapy evaluation process?

After I receive your inquiry, we will schedule a brief (i.e., 15-20 min.) complimentary Zoom consultation. If we both think we could be a good therapeutic fit, we will then schedule our evaluation sessions (first 2-4 visits), where I'll comprehensively assess your current concerns, health and family history, and relevant cultural and contextual factors. Over these visits, I will develop a conceptualization and treatment plan, with your collaboration and shared decision-making. If we're both on board, we'll begin digging into our therapy work together.

Sometimes, the evaluation process reveals that you might benefit from working with a provider with a different skillset. I am happy to support folks with connecting to another clinician by offering tailored referrals. As therapy is a significant investment of time, finances, and energy, it's most important that you get what you need out of therapy, even if I'm not the one providing your care.

 What is your approach to therapy? 

The spirit of my therapeutic approach is integrative, affirming, and destigmatizing, and informed by social justice and culturally responsive care. I value the context of your life and learning history, including unique aspects of your identity, adaptive coping skills and strengths, and acknowledging the harmful impacts of hostile, oppressive, and/or discriminatory experiences and systems that may have contributed to your suffering. As aspects of both privileged and marginalized identities are both visible and invisible, I aim to create a safe environment for my clients who have experienced oppression, discrimination, and prejudice based on aspects of their identity. Our work will be centered on your freedom, your joy, and your connection to what matters, no matter how long you’ve been away. 


My therapeutic style is deeply relational and egalitarian. I bring an embodied, relational presence to our sessions. I will empower you to connect to your deeper sense of knowing, learn to flow with your inner experiences, and live a meaningful life on your terms, even if discomfort and uncertainty are along for the ride. 


Sessions are tailored to the individual, and may incorporate mindfulness, metaphors, concrete skills, abstract or paradoxical concepts, and relational work. I will encourage you to practice between sessions, so the therapy skills will come to life in your actual life, right where we want them to. I draw primarily from years of specialized training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).  I also incorporate elements of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), meditation, and concepts rooted in Eastern philosophies. As my experience and interests as a therapist have evolved over the past 12 years, I am increasingly drawn to, and pursuing training in, evidence-based somatic therapy  (e.g., Internal Family Systems).

What is your specialty? Who is/isn't a great fit for your practice?

I specialize in providing individual therapy to adult (18+) high achievers , who seek to heal their relationships with anxiety, trauma, grief, and/or substance use. I love working with people in healthcare, academia, legal, athletic, and tech professions.

If you are ready to:

  • understand the adaptive function of unworkable patterns

  • free yourself from rigid adherence to perfectionism, self-criticism, or self-punishment, while maintaining your high standards 

  • connect to your deeper values and clarify your purpose, even in the midst of challenge and uncertainty

  • set boundaries, practice assertiveness, and use your voice in relationships

  • develop a flexible and compassionate perspective of yourself, so you can be empowered to move forward with purpose and agency 

  • value the wisdom of your emotions, without letting them run your life, so you can embrace your full, evolving identity



Therapy is highly interactive and intended to be driven by the client. Therapists are change facilitators, but you are empowered to be in the driver's seat of the sessions, and most importantly, your life! With that in mind, we will likely not be a good fit if you do not value emotional and relational work, do not have sufficient content or challenges for weekly therapy and rely on the therapist to propel the session, want behavioral skills only, or are not ready to engage in behavior change. And if any of these are where you are, that's okay! I'm happy to refer you to therapists with a different skillset to meet your needs.

Do you take insurance?

The current healthcare system makes access to sustainable, effective healthcare extremely difficult for clients and deeply undervalues the time, emotional labor, and massive financial investments made by clinicians, often (but not always) at a young age, to provide therapy. The harmful impacts of the healthcare system, and the insurance companies that profit from it, are not equally distributed, and are amplified by structural oppression, prejudice, and discrimination, often associated with aspects of marginalized identity. 


In order to make my work as a psychologist sustainable, I am not paneled with any insurance companies and am an "out-of-network" provider. However, you may be reimbursed from your insurance company for a substantial portion of my fee, though this is not guaranteed. Clients are responsible for the cost of therapy in full, regardless of insurance coverage. I strongly encourage you to consult with your insurance coverage prior to seeking care. Below are some relevant billing codes:

90791: Psychiatric diagnostic evaluation

90834: 50 minutes of psychotherapy

90837: 60 minutes of psychotherapy

Questions to ask your insurance company:

  • Am I eligible for out-of-network individual therapy? 

  • Am I eligible for these services to be delivered via telehealth (i.e., modifier 95 after the above codes)?

  • What is my deductible?

  • Do I have any limits to my out-of-network coverage (e.g., # visits)?

How much does therapy cost? What is your cancelation policy?

Therapy is a significant investment of your time, energy, and financial resources. It's important to choose a therapist you feel excited to work with, and who has the skills to support you with moving towards your goals.


My fees are comparable with doctoral-level practitioners with advanced and highly specialized training, living and working on the West Coast in metropolitan areas. The fee covers the therapy session as well as the significant time I spend outside of sessions engaging in continuing education, training, consultation, reading, and compiling client resources, in order to provide high-quality therapy.

Initial 25-30 min. Zoom consultation: Complimentary

Intake evaluation: $400 for 90 minutes

Psychotherapy (weekly): $300 for 50 minutes

You will receive a detailed Fee Agreement with additional information during the informed consent process.

Some clients only need 8-12 therapy sessions to notice a benefit, whereas others prefer longer term (6+ mos.). Therapy starts on a weekly basis, and cadence is re-evaluated over time and with progression towards goals. The duration and estimated total cost of therapy is something we will discuss at the outset and throughout the course of treatment, in alignment with your goals and preferences. 

My late cancelation policy is 48 business hours. Every client receives one "freebie" late cancelation, after which the full fee applies. Late fees can be avoided by rescheduling the session within the same week. Clients are permitted to "skip" a specified number of sessions per year, depending on their therapy cadence (i.e., weekly or biweekly), after which the full fee applies.

Do you provide in-person services?

The pivot to telehealth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a massive shift from the traditional, in-person therapy that was standard pre-2020. 


At this time, the safest option is providing virtual care, and my practice is conducted entirely via telehealth. Virtual care also increases access to therapy, so you don't have to commute in traffic, pay for parking, or risk your health and safety by sitting in a waiting room. Further, as I practice across two states and offer care to folks in both rural and metropolitan areas, my practice relies on telehealth to make therapy accessible. I use secure, HIPAA-compliant platforms to maintain the confidentiality of our work together. Check out this link to decide if virtual care is right for you.

Nondiscrimination Commitment

In my practice as a psychologist, I do not discriminate against clients because of any of these factors: age, sex, marital/family status, race, color, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, place of residence, Veteran status, physical disability, health status, sexual orientation, or criminal record unrelated to present dangerousness. This is a personal commitment, as well as one required by federal, state, and local laws and regulations. I will take steps to advance and support the values of equal opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic/cultural diversity.

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