First steps


Making the decision to contact a therapist is a big step.  I understand it can be difficult and I am here to offer compassionate help.  I agree with Antoine de Saint-Exupery's observation, "A goal without a plan is just a wish".  I will work collaboratively with you to develop and put into action a personalized plan to successfully reach your goals.

Here you will find important forms to download and print.  If you do not have a printer, please let me know and I will have a packet prepared for you that you will need complete before the beginning of our session.

Payment is required in full at time of appointment.  I accept all forms of payment and my fees are reasonable and competitive. The first session is a comprehensive 2 hour appointment and costs $280.  Typical follow up visits fees range between $160 to $240.  Please call to discuss what type of services are best for you  and and we will work together to develop a plan of care that best meets your needs.

I am choosing not to be “in network” with any insurance companies except Kaiser Permanente  (formally know as Group Health) at this time.  If you have insurance that offers “out-of-network” benefits, you may be reimbursed for your visit directly by your insurance company.  It is important to note that Medicare patients are not able to seek reimbursement from Medicare or a Medicare supplement.

It is possible that you may find your out-of-pocket expenses without insurance are not very different from what you already pay, particularly if you have a plan with high deductibles, copays or coinsurance.  Some of my clients tell me they also appreciate that their private information is not disclosed to their insurance company for billing purposes.

Form downloads
File Name Description
Welcome Document.docx Here you will find more information about me, typical fees and office policies. Download
Intake Questionnaire When you come for your first visit, please download the Intake Forms and take time fill it out completely. Although it may take you some effort, it is a good opportunity for you to identify what issues or goals you want to address so that we can begin our work together. Download
Patient Notice of Privacy Practices This is a detailed description of your privacy rights. Download
Release of Information.docx A standard form for you to use if you would choose to share your confidential information. Download
Consent for Telebehavioral Health Services.docx This consent provides important information on the use of video conferences or "virtual" visits Download, HotDoodle™ Custom Web Design and Quality Affordable Website Designers for Small Businesses and Professionals
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