Q & A Center
Where do we meet?
MY OFFICE: 5701 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin CA 95765 Suite 204D (for all in person meetings including initial sessions)
VIDEO TELEHEALTH: Confidential video sessions, for individuals in CA & TX only. See my telehealth page.
How long are meetings?
Free phone consultations are less than 15 minutes (and can also be completed via text or email at your discretion). Video sessions can be 20-50 minutes long. Individual, family, and parent coaching sessions are typically 50-55 minutes. We can meet once or twice, or weekly for 12 weeks, or weekly and then biweekly for several months depending on the nature of the reason you request counseling.
What happens in therapy?
Therapy with me includes you sharing your experiences, me listening and helping you build insight into your humanity and existing superhero strengths, and then discussing and practicing skills that you can try in your real life. You let me know what works and what does not, I'll keep offering ideas and support. I often use sincere acceptance, silly or goofy humor, and personalized encouragement.
What payment options are available?
Cash, check, or card (including HSA cards).
1) Private pay full fee $140 per individual session & $150 per couples or family session.
2) I can work in network with Beacon Health, Sutter EAP, and some other insurance providers. (For other insurance carriers, I may be able to assist you with reimbursement of some or all of the cost of services. Please ask me about this during our first session if you're interested.)
3) Open Path Collective Members join for a one time lifetime membership fee and receive sliding scale services for $30-$80/session. There are select sessions for Open Path Collective members; available first come, first serve.
CA PRIVATE PAY CLIENTS: GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Effective Jan. 2022, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 916-678-1238
What's LMFT mean?
LMFT stands for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. LMFTs offer assessment and treatment of clinically relevant symptoms (depression, anxiety, and stress for example) with the goals of relief and/or resolution from clinical symptoms and increased functioning within relationships. CA LMFT's complete a 2-4 year graduate program, over 3,000 hours of supervised in person mental health services, and successfully pass two board exams (law and ethics and also the clinical exam). In California, the Board of Behavioral Sciences verifies requirements are met by each licensed mental health individual, which is maintained by completed continuing education units (CEUs) and adhering to all around legal and ethical behavior. Before hiring any licensed mental health provider in California, verify the status of the provider's license at https://search.dca.ca.gov/
In Texas, the Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) monitors requirements for continued education and ethical behavior are met and maintained by each licensee. Please visit Online Search/Verify a License – Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council to verify the status of the provider's license.
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