Whom do you treat?
I provide individual and family psychological therapy to children, adolescents and adults who are seeking positive changes in their lives.
What is your experience and how long have you been practicing therapy?
I received my pre and postdoctoral training from 2001-2004 and was licensed in 2006. I have been in private practice since 2008. I supervise and train psychology graduate level trainees and marriage and family interns. In 2008, I started a private practice in Beverly Hills, California and in 2013 moved my private practice to Hermosa Beach, California. For more information about my training experience, please view my About Me page.
How are you licensed? What are your training credentials?
I received my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree at the California School of Professional Psychology - Los Angeles, a graduate program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). I am certified by the California Board of Psychology to independently practice psychology in the state of California. The certification process included possession of a doctorate degree from an accredited university, completion of a minimum of 3,000 hours of supervised professional experience, and a passing score with a national written examination and a California examination. I am also required to complete 36 hours of approved continuing education every two years.
How would you describe your treatment style?
My treatment style is solution focused and create an individualized treatment plan for each case I see. I don't believe each client is the same but rather that each person has a unique history, experience and positive response to the right strategies for them. I believe a safe and therapeutic environment be in place to help my client reach positive change.
How long is each therapy session?
In general, I meet with clients weekly for 50 minutes per therapy session. We may determine based on your treatment plan, that fewer or more sessions are best.
What form of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, personal checks and credit card for forms of payment paid in full at time of session.
I am an out of network provider for insurance carriers. It is your responsibility to obtain coverage and benefit information from your insurance. You are responsible for the full payment and I will provide you with a statement at the end of the month to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. The following is a suggestion of questions to help navigate your insurance questions:
· What is my out-of-network provider coverage for mental health?
· Do I have a deductible and has it been met? Or what is the co-pay per session?
· Are there limits on the amount of sessions throughout the year?
· Do I need to get an authorization for mental health services?
If you have specific questions about the Affordable Care Act effective January 2014, please visit Covered California strategies.coveredca.com.
How do I get started?
I offer a free 15 minute consultation over the phone to determine if we might work well together. Please call (310) 980-7352 and leave your name, phone number, and good times to reach you. Prior to making contact, you may want to browse my website for information about my services, fees, and office policies. In addition, if you are planning to use insurance, please contact your insurance carrier to determine if I am in or out-of-network.
If we determine that I can be helpful to you, we will schedule an initial meeting. During the initial session, which may be 1 to 3 meetings, we will discuss issues you hope to work on in therapy and gather relevant information that will be helpful in developing a comprehensive assessment. After the initial meeting, we will identify your goals and an appropriate action plan. If after the initial meeting, you or I feel that I and/or my services are not the best fit for your needs, I will make every effort to help you find an appropriate referral. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!