How much do you charge and do you take insurance?
My rates are according to the length of the session:
50 min session: $130
80 min session: $200 (usually meant for couple's work)
I currently take cash, check, Venmo, and PayPal.
I do not take insurance at this time but you can print out your bill at the end of the month and try to submit it to insurance as an Out of Network Provider.
I will provide a sliding scale fee at times if I deem appropriate.
Cancellation or missed appointment?
I require a 24 hour notice for cancelled appointments. Cancellations not within that time frame or missed appointments will be charged as a full session.
When are your business hours?
I am currently in the office on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm- 8:00pm and Sundays from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
For scheduling and outreach I am typically available by phone when needed between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm throughout the week. If you are unable to reach me, leave a message and I will try to return your call as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours.
I am also available by email throughout the week and will try to return a message as soon as possible.
If this is a counseling emergency, please call 911 or Maricopa County – Crisis Response Network 602-222-9444 or Empact Crisis 480-784-1500
If you are interested in getting started please give me a call at 1(323)536-2187 and I will ask you for some brief information about your presenting concerns. At that time I will start to assess whether I can adequately meet your needs given my training, expertise, and modality of therapy. If I do not feel that I would be the best clinician for your presenting issues I may refer you to other practitioners in the Valley.
How do I set up an initial appointment?
I was trained as a general mental health counselor working with a variety of addictive and affective disorders such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, process addictions, trauma, and codependency. For most of my career I have had a focus and specialization in relational intimacy disorders such as sexual addiction and sexual anorexia. I have a large passion for working with those who are struggling in many different arenas whether that be in their relationships, self-worth, every-day stressors, new transitions such as parenting, and with those who want to improve their overall emotional health and well-being. During our initial meetings I will let you know if it is therapeutically appropriate for me to treat your specific concerns.
What presenting issues do you treat?
What professional organizations are you a member of?
As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist I am a member of the International Institute for Addiction and Trauma Professionals (IITAP). IITAP and the CSAT training, with its task-centered approach, has set a standard of excellence for professionals working with sex addicts and their partners. The goals and core beliefs of this community align with my value system as a human and practitioner in treating this very sensitive and personal addiction. If you would like more information about IITAP please visit their website at: www.iitap.com