valuable, bespoke, flexible, available, confidential, timely
I offer day time and evening appointments.
I provide flexibility in scheduling for the creative artist and partners who may have complex schedules that may be otherwise difficult to coordinate. I also provide concierge home visits for some clients at an additional cost.
Reaching out and asking for help can be difficult. With that in mind, my consultations are conversational and as comfortable as possible, especially when speaking about difficult topics.
When you phone, you will get my personal voicemail or I will answer your call myself. Insuring your privacy is of utmost importance, especially among my Client base. You will never have to speak with a secretary, answering service, or receptionist. And unlike some practices, you will never be transferred to an associate or intern. If required, private video consultations can also be arranged.
Most sessions are attended via Telehealth (Video) through an encrypted, HIPAA compliant mental health platform (available as an app on your phone or through your browser). Telehealth psychotherapy makes therapy accessible from anywhere you have internet access. Online Telehealth virtual visits offer a convenient, easy way for clients to access psychological care via a secure video-conferencing system. Recent Research shows that Telehealth sessions are equally effective as face-to-face psychotherapy, with better retention rates and increased access to care.
I also offer limited face-to-face sessions in West Hollywood, California. Please ask me about availability before scheduling your intake.
If you are ready to schedule a diagnostic intake assessment at this time, my client portal can be found here.
Additionally, I offer consulting in my areas of expertise to other mental health providers and/or programs who are in training or practicing. I also offer expert intimacy consultation for film/TV in the areas of kink, BDSM, polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and swinging. I am able to read scripts and provide feedback on authenticity, as well as provide workshops on specific skill sets, such as how to safely and properly engage in activities.
“Even when the relationship was uncertain, she adapted and weathered through it with us. She's got a way of challenging you that's very practical and honest, but still kind. She's incredibly knowledgeable about couples work and sex therapy (neither of which are easy things to specialize in!).” Couples Client, May 2022
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What to expect…
If you are interested in pursuing treatment, the first step is contacting me to schedule a 10-15 minute phone consultation. During this consultation I will answer questions you may have regarding my practice and my potential fit for you as a therapist. We will also briefly discuss what is bringing you to therapy at this time, and what you are looking for. If we decide to proceed with therapy, we will schedule an initial intake assessment appointment and I will provide you with a Good Faith Estimate that breaks down all fees.
Our first session functions as an initial assessment for both myself and my clients. During this appointment we will discuss what you are looking for from treatment, learn about your symptoms, and explore the impact they have had on you and your life. I will ask questions about your background, treatment history, relationships, education, and medical issues. These questions help me understand what is going on in your life right now. Finally, I will present to you my understanding of what you’ve told me as a case formulation, and we will collaboratively create a treatment plan that focuses on your goals. This session is a diagnostic evaluation/assessment interview.
Most therapy involves weekly 50-minute sessions. Some treatments can be bi-monthly upon discussion with me, and some treatments may have other requirements (i.e., CBCT requires 90 minute sessions). More often than not, I will require a minimum of 6-12 weeks of weekly sessions before moving to bi-monthly. These nuances will be discussed in your assessment session. Often, evidence-based therapies last 12-25 weeks, and research suggests that there is little benefit to continuing treatment beyond 25 sessions. Therapy is an investment in your future, your wellbeing, and your relationships. People who work with me can expect to reach their goals in a reasonable length of time.