Due to COVID requirements, all work will be conducted online using video with a HIPPA compliant platform, which is extremely confidential and private and very easy to use. I am licensed in California and can only work with residence who live in California only.
I am often not immediately available by telephone but have an answering machine that I check often for messages. I will make every effort to return your call on the same day you make it with the exception of weekends and holidays. If you are difficult to reach, please leave some times when you will be available.
If you feel that you are facing a psychological crisis, please get in touch with me immediately. In the case of an emergency and you feel that you cannot wait for me to return your call, you should contact your family physician or psychiatrist, go to a hospital emergency room, or text HELLO to 741741 for free, 24/7 support from the Crisis Text Hotline, or call 1-800-273-8255 for National Suicide Hotline, for emotional distress and crisis support. All counselors are non-judgemental, confidential and trained.
If unavailable for an extended period of time, I will provide you with the name of a trusted colleague whom you can contact if necessary.
My sessions are 50 minutes in duration and my fee is $250 per session. I will usually schedule one 50 minute session per week at a mutually agreed upon time, although sometimes sessions will be longer or more frequent.
My cancellation policy is as follows: I ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice when canceling appointments and I do charge for missed appointments. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be considered “missed.”
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