So Many Questions
Let’s Try to Answer Some of Your Questions
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
You are not alone! Therapy is the opposite of weakness. Therapy is for those looking to improve their life which makes you strong! If you’ve never talked with a therapist before you’ve come to the right place! I remember being in your shoes too and I’m super easy to talk to! My clients often tell me how fast their time goes by and that they don’t want it to end. Weakness is not addressing your problems and expecting them to change.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between talking with a friend and talking with me is that I have the experience to listen, judgment free, with a professional mindset. I can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different views, listen to you without any expectations, or retributions, and help you listen to yourself. The best part about therapy is that it is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” If your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
How long will therapy take?
What a great question! The benefit to the therapy I provide is that it is clinically proven to see results fast! Depending on your specific concerns you may see immediate changes. I don’t like to waste your time, I feel it is my duty to get you relief as fast as possible. Once the immediate challenges are improving I use a unique approach to therapy addressing other areas of growth. We won’t be bored in this process… trust me.
Do you take my insurance?
At this point the only insurance we are in contract with is Kaiser Permanente. For all other insurances we are considered an out of network provider. What this means is that we can submit a claim on your behalf and based on your policy you may be eligible for reimbursement. We can also provide what is called a Superbill in order to submit your own claim.
How do we get started?
Glad you want to get started! Click below, fill out a request and we'll connect you with one of our amazing therapists. From there you will receive a welcome email and an invitation to join a patient portal system. Here you can fill out all the important paperwork to get started. Your therapist will set a day, time, and place (if telehealth) for your initial session.
At this point we are able to provide services BOTH in-person and via telehealth sessions. These sessions are based on your comfort level.
All in person sessions will receive an informed consent pertaining to information related to COVID-19 safety protocols.