Frequently Asked Questions

What is therapy like with you?


<h4 class="font_4">First and foremost, we are just two committed people working together because you want to live a peaceful life. I trust your commitment and motivation to fully show up for and in sessions, as well as commit to growth work outside our sessions too. </h4> <h4 class="font_4"> </h4> <h4 class="font_4">You have so much hope, want to live and are excited about your possibilities despite current challenges.</h4> <h4 class="font_4"> </h4> <h4 class="font_4">I am very present & engaged in our work together, which is what I expect of you. I listen, ask questions and offer you many opportunities to question your familiar emotional/behavioral patterns. I use various means to guide you in creating the life you desire, and all of them develop your self-confidence. I want you peaceful and independent in your life as soon as possible.</h4>




Do you accept insurance?


No, I do not accept insurance. I do not contract with any private insurance company panels or with Medi-Cal/Medicare.

As vital as these services are, in relation to psychotherapy, they impose great restrictions on how, how often and in what way we’re allowed to work. I believe people deserve a much better option.

You might also know that insurance companies have a right to review patient information; therefore, confidentiality is a real issue.

I am, however, happy to provide a Super Bill for services that you can submit to your insurance company.




What is the investment to work with you?


Personal development is an important value for my clients, and their investment reflects their commitment to growth. I provide customized, services to only a small group of committed individuals so that they receive quality support.

Therapy investments are made either in one full or monthly payments via credit card in secure, HIPPA compliant client portal.

Let’s talk about your needs and if working together is a fit!




How can I work with you?


If my private therapy offerings don’t meet your needs, please sign up for announcents on contact page to be informed of workshops and trainings.

Here are Alameda County Mental Health Resources:

Crisis: http://www.mhaac.org/need-help-now.html

General: http://www.mhaac.org/mental-health-resources.html




How long will it take to feel better?


My job is to support you in your growth so that you feel better as quickly as possible. It does take time and that length varies. In general, however, initial changes are usually apparent in a few weeks then take a few months to become your new normal and familiar in your life.

Remember, you are probably feeling challenged right now; whatever it is probably didn’t start in the past week or so. It’s a pattern of thought and behavior that has become so very familiar to you. It’ll take some energy and bit of time to create a new reality for you and become UNfamiliar.

Having support and guidance through this process definitely expedites the process that could naturally happen for you over your lifetime if you are aware and actively engaged in self-development.