ENHANCE YOUR LIFE WITH HOLISTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Affirming, Grounding, Person-Centered
I’m so glad you’re here and I would love to work alongside you as you take the first steps towards change. My focus is on healing, processing, and building resilience to help you feel more confident about your future. My therapeutic style is warm, grounding, compassionate, and collaborative.
I am currently in network with the following insurances:
Oxford Health Plans
UHC Student Resources
Sessions are between 50-60 minutes depending on your needs.
Please note I am not currently accepting couples through insurance.
60-minute session is $150.00
90-minute session is $200.00
60-minute session is $175.00
90-minute session is $250.00
While private pay can be more expensive, some prefer not being restricted by insurance companies. It also allows for more privacy, as diagnoses and types of treatment are not shared outside of our working relationship. There is more flexibility for session length and number of sessions. Sliding scale available for select clients and slots are limited. If you are paying out of network, you are entitled to a Good Faith Estimate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE IN THERAPY?
My style is collaborative and we will work together to develop a treatment plan to help you reach your goals. During your first session, I will aim to understand what you’re struggling with. I will likely inquire about some of your past (family history, traumatic experiences) and how your symptoms or feelings are manifesting today, and how long they have been showing up. Depending on your individualized treatment plan, we may work on improving communication, solving problems, developing or strengthening coping strategies, learning to maintain positive interactions, practicing techniques, parent training, or self-exploration.
WHAT TYPE OF THERAPY DO YOU PRACTICE?
My therapeutic style is warm, grounding, compassionate. I practice a holistic, body-centered approach to therapy that incorporates both traditional and non-traditional treatments such as Emotional Freedom Techniques/ tapping, Mindfulness-Based and Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, yoga, and meditation. Mind-body methods can rapidly reduce stress and trauma while increasing calm. I often use skills from these models to create a personalized adaptive treatment plan for you.
DO YOU OFFER IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL SESSIONS?
I offer both in-person and virtual session. I-person sessions are held in sublease at Yoga on State in Carlsbad Village. Availability for in-person appointments is limited and I request that you try to be flexible with scheduling if you prefer in-person. Telehealth is offered through HIPPA-compliant Zoom sessions for residents of the state of California.
WHAT SESSION LENGTH SHOULD I CHOOSE AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I ATTEND?
Generally, sessions are between 50 and 60 minutes depending on your unique needs and treatment plan. For couples, the longer length of a 90-minute session is often preferred because it can take time for each individual to share their perspective and leave enough time for adequate processing and reflection on what was shared. I recommend the first 10-12 sessions be on a weekly basis depending on the severity of your needs and symptoms. We can work together to set a cadence on what feels right for you.
IS THERE BETWEEN SESSION SUPPORT?
I welcome you to reach out when you feel like you can’t cope with something and can engage in brief text messages or phone calls which I include in your weekly session costs. I can also schedule an extra appointment if the conversation will be more than 10 minutes. I want to support you in the best way possible. If you are experiencing an emergency and are unable to get in touch with me, please use this list of crisis numbers or dial 9-1-1.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. I allow you one opportunity to cancel within the 24 hour window. A late cancellation fee of $75.00 will become effective thereafter. The session is considered a no-show 15 minutes after the agreed-upon start time and will be canceled. A full session fee will be applied for any no-show appointments. Please keep in mind that multiple no-shows or cancellations interfere with the therapeutic process.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
All major credit/debit cards and FSA/HSA cards are accepted. Payments may also be made with cash, Zelle, or Venmo. Please note that I will ask you to complete a credit card authorization and keep a card on file.
HOW DO YOU USE YOGA IN THERAPY?
I am passionate about sharing the practice of yoga in a therapeutic relationship, as I have found the practice helpful when coping with my own symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Yoga is more than just the physical (asana) practice. It also incorporates pranayama (breathwork) and japa (mantra/meditation). If you are comfortable incorporating these into therapy, I will help guide you through breathing exercises, meditations, and gentle movements. These techniques can reduce symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks and help people move through traumatic experiences by becoming more in tune with their bodies. Practicing yoga daily can dramatically change your life by bringing you calmness and peace. Not only does it offer physical benefits, but the practice empowers you to find your inner resilience to work through life's ups and downs.