EMDR Therapy and Counseling for Adults, Adolescents,
& Couples in San Diego
& Couples in San Diego
What are your fees?
Individual, Family & Couples sessions are $150 for 50-minutes. Longer session can be accommodated. I do have some availability for sliding scale sessions depending upon your current situation.
Payment is due at the time of your visit and by cash, check, HSA (Health Savings Account), FSA Flex Spending Account, or credit card. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy and you will be charged the full fee if you do not cancel within 24-hours of your scheduled appointment, pending no emergency has occurred.
Do you accept insurance?
I am accepted by health insurance carriers as an Out-of-Network provider. I am not on any managed care network panels and the fee is paid in full at each session. At the end of each month, I can provide my clients with super-bills, which they are able to submit to their insurance companies for reimbursement.
Accessing Out-of-Network benefits – On the back of your insurance card, there should be a toll free number for questions related to your mental health benefit. When calling, be sure to check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
What can I expect in my first session?
The first session is a time for you and I to get to know each other, identify presenting issues, and set short and long-term goals for therapy. Building a trusting, well-matched therapeutic relationship is key and that is our focus in the first session to make sure we will be a good fit for each other. If for any reason you need more help than I can provide, I am happy to supply you with other references to get the help you need.
How often do we meet for counseling sessions?
Most clients come to counseling once a week, but the frequency really depends on the client, presenting problems, and goals. Motivation, effort, frequency of meetings, and life circumstances all contribute to this journey. Some specific problems can be addressed in a relatively brief time period, while longstanding issues may require a longer-term commitment. This is something we will discuss at our first appointment.
Is what I say confidential?
Everything said in a therapy session is strictly confidential and cannot be released without your written consent. However, there are several important exceptions to confidentiality:
• Reasonable belief that child, elder, or dependent adult abuse has or is occuring
• If the client makes a serious threat of harm to another person
• If the client demonstrates danger to self
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am a mandated reporter and legally required to report these exceptions to the appropriate authorities.