Services & Policies
Please familiarize yourself with the following information:
I offer a free 15-minute consultation by phone. It is an opportunity for you to briefly describe your concerns so that I may decide whether or not I will be able to help you. It is also a chance for each of us to get a sense of whether we are a good match. Please schedule a phone call, which I will then confirm.
Sessions are now available at two locations — both at my office in Westwood Village, close to UCLA, and at my office in West Los Angeles. Please consider which one will work best for you.
VIDEO SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE PROVIDER RE: COVERAGE.
Please note that once Covid-19 restrictions end, we will return to the regular policy re: online therapy, which is: after approximately 3 in-office visits, if you so request, we will consider whether video sessions can serve as a therapeutic modality for you in your current situation. (This option is not appropriate for someone in the midst of a significant crisis.) Some clients who use video sessions do so only infrequently, such as when they have a cold or are out-of-town. Other clients who use online therapy make this their primary vehicle for therapy. Please note that if you intend to seek reimbursement from your insurance company, clarify with them first whether they reimburse for video sessions. Also, online therapy is available only to clients physically located within California at the time of the actual session.
The fee for the initial evaluation session and any evaluation session after that is $200. On-going psychotherapy sessions are $180 and typically last 45 minutes.
If you do not attend your scheduled appointment, whether that is an in-office visit or an online therapy session, and you have not notified me at least 48 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the late cancellation fee of $60.
All major credit cards are accepted for payment. (Cash and check are not allowed.) Payment is charged on the day of each session.
I am an in-network provider for Anthem Blue Cross – California. Other than that, I am considered out-of-network for all other insurance companies — I provide superbills to accompany the claims you submit for reimbursement by your PPO insurance provider. Please call your insurance membership services to determine your out-of-network coverage and whether that varies during the year according to the phase you are in, e.g., deductible, coinsurance, or covered.
If you cannot afford my fee, please let me know. I may be able to connect you with another therapist who can serve your needs. You may also check the Resources page on this site for low-cost agencies in the local area.
Following our phone consultation and an agreement to begin working together, I will email you a link
to complete the registration forms in a secure, HIPAA-approved, format.