Fees: My fee is $225.00 per 50 minute session. Extended sessions may be available for an additional fee. Please inquire.
Insurance: OUT-OF-NETWORK ONLY: I am no longer an in-network psychologist with any insurance. I have a limited number of Medicare slots; however, those openings are currently full.
I am also an approved Victims of Crime Compensation provider. If you are a victim of crime and do not have insurance which covers mental health treatment, you may wish to inquire with the district attorney's office about whether you are entitled to money for psychological treatment related to the crime.
OUT-OF-NETWORK: If you have out of network benefits (a PPO plan) for mental health, I can submit claims on your behalf for reimbursement of a portion of your therapy costs. I can also provide a cumulative statement for you to present your HSA or FSA for reimbursement as an "out of network provider." Check with your insurance plan for further information regarding your mental health benefits.
Office Location: My San Francisco office is in the beautiful and historic Hobart Building, on Market Street at 2d. It is conveniently located on several BART and MUNI lines, at the Montgomery Street BART station. This location is close to Union Square, the Financial District and Civic Center neighborhoods, allowing for daytime appointments during work hours. The San Francisco office is wheelchair accessible. The Palo Alto office is near Stanford, the University Avenue shopping district and close to U.S. 101; the Palo Alto office is not wheelchair accessible; please inquire about accommodations if you are mobility-impaired.
Mediation consultation: In addition to my therapy practice, I also worked as a mediator for many years. As a mediator, I specialized in conflicts or situations in which my psychology background was a distinct asset, such as disputes with relational or emotional components, or in which psychological damages are alleged. Examples: Family businesses, adult siblings, elder care issues, estate planning and probate issues, special needs trusts, trustee-beneficiary issues, employment, artists and musicians, personal injury, disability, partnership disputes. I currently offer consultation to other mediators on emotional and psychological factors and dynamics in mediation. This can be especially helpful when hidden or unconscious emotional or psychological factors among the disputants are causing an impasse, or when the mediator's own emotional buttons are getting pushed.
Divorce Coaching: Despite our best intentions, it is difficult to stay centered during a divorce. Especially if you have children, you know it is important to negotiate your divorce settlement with integrity and mutual respect, rather than becoming trapped in a hostile adversarial process. A divorce coach can help you stay focussed on problem-solving in the midst of emotional turmoil, whether you are litigating, mediating, or participating in a collaborative divorce process.
- Short term therapy: adolescents/teens (over 10), adults, couples, families
- Longer term therapy: adolescents/teens (over 10), adults, couples, families
- Bar Exam workshop - Enhancing Your Chances for Success on the Bar Exam. Please inquire for details.
Years of psychological research and my own clinical experience show that both long term and short term therapy has positive effects. It is not unusual for therapy to last anywhere from a few months to several years. Often, a client will have specific goals at the beginning, and when those goals are met, they find they would like to continue the work. If we decide to work together, we will evaluate our work together from time to time to see that your goals are being met, and how your needs may have changed. As the client, you have the right to decide how long you would like to continue your therapy. It is my hope that we will agree in advance on when to complete our work together, so that there is time to reflect on the process and say our goodbyes.