Psychotherapy Sessions

Sessions are for adults seeking  weekly or every-other-week psychotherapy. An initial, free telephone consultation can be arranged by calling me at 415-683-0470 or sending me an email.  While I primarily work with individuals, I also offer support groups and couples coaching. Please see below for info on group therapy. Couples therapy focuses on coaching partners in non-violent communication (NVC) techniques to enhance understanding and compassion. See my About page for more details about my clinical background and approach. 

Each session typically consists of a 50-minute hour. Remote sessions (telehealth) and sessions of other lengths may also be available, if appropriate (e.g., sessions combining talk therapy and hypnotherapy). Sessions are conducted within a suite of private therapy offices in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, adjacent to Chinatown and downtown. I am available most weekdays, and some weekday evenings. Public transportation or drop-off is encouraged, as street parking can be limited. Nearby paid parking includes Brocklebank Garage at 1040 Sacramento Street and St. Mary's Square city garage.

Telehealth Sessions: For those who are unable to travel to my therapy office, I offer remote therapy including encrypted video call sessions. For research data about the effectiveness of Internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions, you may refer to this comprehensive review and meta-analysis. Please contact me for more information.

Group Therapy: Please inquire if you are interested in participating in group therapy. 

The fee is $200 per session for individuals and couples.  Lowered fees up to 50% may be available based on need. Some clients also find an every-other week schedule meets their needs. 

Insurance: I am private pay and not on any insurance panels, but you may still be able to get reimbursed by filing a claim for out-of-network clinical psychology services - I am happy to provide the "superbill" paperwork. In addition, my fees can be covered under a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA). A Single Case Agreement (SCA) with your insurance  may also be possible - talk to you insurance representative or medical provider to see if this is an option. I also I take insurance under the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) for individuals for who have been victims of crime.

Cancellation Policy: 48-hour cancellation policy via text message or phone call  in order to incur no fees. $75 fee for first-time cancellation within 24 hours or less. Repeat cancellations may incur full session fee.