Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your office located?

I conduct all sessions online, from my home office. Click here for more information about how therapy works in an online format.

Do you offer online counseling?

Yes, I work almost 100% online. Click here for more information about how therapy works in an online format.

Do you do couples therapy?

Generally, no.

If you are looking for a couples therapist, I suggest finding someone who specializes as such and primarily does mostly couples work in their practice; they will generally be the best and most practiced in that area, which is generally best served by specific and dedicated expertise.

However, on rare occasions I will make an exception and take on a couple if both parties feel strongly that they desire my specific help and approach, and it seems like a good fit from my side as well.

Because there are more people involved and the nature of the work is different, if I ever do decide to do couples therapy, sessions are 1.5 hours long instead of one hour; the session fee is also higher, at $300 per session.

Can EMDR be done via online therapy?

Absolutely. Many people find it preferable, since they can do it from the relaxing atmosphere of their own home. Click here for more information about how therapy works in an online format.

What are your hours?

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 8 pm.

How long are sessions?

Individual therapy sessions are typically 1 hour (between 50-60 minutes), although some people prefer longer sessions, such as an hour-and-a-half (fees adjusted accordingly.

Couples therapy sessions are an hour-and-a-half (between 75-90 minutes).

How much do you charge?

A one-hour (50 minute) session is $150.

Longer or shorter sessions are adjusted according to this rate.

Do you take insurance?

I am considered an "Out-Of-Network" provider, which means I do not accept any insurances directly.

If you would like to use your insurance, then I am able to provide you with a monthly receipt called a "Superbill" and you can submit this to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement. I recommend calling your insurance provider directly and checking with them to confirm if you have "Out Of Network" benefits.

Otherwise you can choose to see me privately and not involve your insurance at all. See why many of my clients choose this option below.

Why would I choose to pay private pay instead of using my insurance benefits?

Many of my clients actually prefer to work with me privately and not involve their insurance at all. This is because in order to use your insurance for counseling, a mental health diagnosis is required, and this gets attached to your record. Insurance can also put limitations on the number of counseling sessions you can have, prior to truly completing the process.

Also, by not taking insurance, I’m able to maintain a smaller caseload of clientele and devote all of my focus into helping people. Instead of spending hours each week going back and forth with insurance, I devote more time and mental energy to my clients, resulting in better outcomes for therapy.

Is there any possibility for sliding scale or reduced fees?

If you are a person of color, especially of African-American or Native American ancestry, I'm happy to offer a reduced session rate, in order to support reparations for historical economic inequalities in America.

How do I set up an initial appointment?

Call or text me at (424) 248-9115, or send an online inquiry via the form at the bottom of this page.

What is your cancellation policy?

Because I reserve time slots for you as a client, I require 24 hours notice for a cancelled appointment, otherwise you will be charged, as someone else could have used that appointment slot. Of course, emergencies happen and exceptions are possible.

How much paperwork do I have to fill out?

There are a few forms to sign at the beginning so that you fully understand all the parameters and policies for doing therapy with me, as well as some basic questionnaires I'll ask for so that I can understand a bit about your situation before we meet.

What can I expect in a first session?

In the first session, my main goal is to understand why you are seeking therapy and how I can best help you. It's also important that we get to know each other and make sure it feels like a good fit for both of us, as the quality of the relationship has been shown in research as the single most important factor in successful therapy.

With whom do you work?

I am open to working with anyone who feels called to work with me, however most of my clients are either men or couples.

What is your approach?

I customize my approach for each unique client and situation. My work is predominantly inspired by Jungian approaches that honor and work with the "soul", however I pull from various methods and theories as appropriate. Some of the other modalities that I use are EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), existential psychotherapy, men's work processes and recursive frame analysis. I'm also informed by wisdom shared with me from indigenous elders and teachers.

How long will it take?

Length of therapy varies depending on the person and issues being addressed, and cannot be accurately predicted or promised.

While some acute, specific traumas (such as trauma from a car accident) can be significantly alleviated via EMDR in as little as 10 sessions, most issues are more complex and require much more time (months to years) to reach your desired outcomes.

Therapy is an investment, not only of money, but of time, and a long-term view is helpful.

Will I have homework?

Generally, no. But sometimes, yes. This can be incorporated into therapy if appropriate, as I adapt therapy to each individual's unique needs and learning styles.

How often will we need to have a session?

A regular weekly session works well for most people, however some people choose to have more frequent sessions (such as twice a week) in order to reach their goals more quickly.

On the other hand, some people have less frequent sessions every 2 weeks, especially after their issues improve. This is something we'll discuss together, and it can change over time.

Tell me something fun about yourself!

I'm a musician! I've been a multi-instrumentalist and singer in jazz, salsa, reggae, rock, bluegrass and world music groups since I was in middle school. I'm currently working on my first album of original music.


Where is your office located?

I do not have a physical office.

I conduct all therapy for new clients online. (Click here for more information about how therapy works in an online format.)

Do you offer online counseling?

Yes. Currently all therapy for new clients is online. (Click here for more information about how therapy works in an online format.)

Can EMDR be done with online therapy?

Absolutely.

Many people find it preferable, since they can do it from the relaxing and safe atmosphere of their own home. (Click here for more information about how therapy works in an online format.)

Do you do couples therapy?

Generally, no.

If you are looking for a couples therapist, I suggest finding someone who specializes as such and primarily does couples work in their practice; they will generally be the best and most practiced in that area, which is generally best served by specific and dedicated expertise.

However, on rare occasions I will make an exception and take on a couple if both parties feel strongly that they desire my specific help and approach, and it seems like a good fit from my side as well.

Because there are more people involved and the nature of the work is different, if I ever do decide to do couples therapy, sessions are 1.5 hours long instead of one hour; the session fee is also higher, at $300 per session.

What are your hours?

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

How long are sessions?

Individual therapy sessions are typically 1 hour (50-60 minutes), although some people prefer longer sessions, such as an hour-and-a-half (fees adjusted accordingly.

Couples therapy sessions are typically an hour-and-a-half (75-90 minutes).

How much do you charge?

A one-hour (50 minute) session is $150.

Longer or shorter sessions are adjusted according to this rate.

Do you take insurance?

I am considered an "Out-Of-Network" provider, which means I do not accept any insurances directly.

If you would like to use your insurance, then I am able to provide you with a monthly receipt called a "Superbill" and you can submit this to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement.

I recommend calling your insurance provider directly and checking with them to confirm if you have "Out Of Network" benefits.

Otherwise you can choose to see me privately and not involve your insurance at all. See why many of my clients choose this option below.

Why would I choose to pay private pay instead of using my insurance benefits?

Many of my clients actually prefer to work with me privately and not involve their insurance at all.

This is because in order to use your insurance for counseling, a mental health diagnosis is required, and this gets attached to your record.

Insurance can also put limitations on the number of counseling sessions you can have, prior to truly completing the process.

Also, by not taking insurance, I’m able to maintain a smaller caseload of clientele and devote all of my focus into helping people.

Instead of spending hours each week going back and forth with insurance, I devote more time and mental energy to my clients, resulting in better outcomes for therapy.

How do I set up an initial appointment?

Call me at (424) 248-9115, or send an online inquiry via the form at the bottom of this page.

What is your cancellation policy?

Because I reserve time slots for you as a client, I require 24 hours notice for a cancelled appointment, otherwise you will be charged, as someone else could have used that appointment slot.

Of course, emergencies happen and exceptions are possible.

How much paperwork do I have to fill out?

There are a few forms to sign at the beginning so that you fully understand all the parameters and policies for doing therapy with me, as well as some basic questionnaires I'll ask for so that I can understand a bit about your situation before we meet.

What can I expect in a first session?

In the first session, my main goal is to understand why you are seeking therapy and how I can best help you.

It's also important that we get to know each other and make sure it feels like a good fit for both of us, as the quality of the relationship has been shown in research as the single most important factor in successful therapy.

With whom do you work?

I am open to working with anyone who feels called to work with me, however I mostly work with men, as well as artists and others who feel like they don't quite fit into the mainstream world.

What is your approach?

I have an open mind about how therapy can look.

Although my foundation as a therapist is strongly Jungian, I pull from various methods and theories as appropriate.

Some of the other modalities that I use are EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), existential psychotherapy, men's work processes and recursive frame analysis.

I'm also informed by wisdom shared with me from indigenous elders and teachers.

How long will it take?

Length of therapy varies depending on the person and issues being addressed. While some acute, specific traumas (such as trauma from a car accident) can be addressed via EMDR in as little as 10 sessions, most issues are more complex and require 30 or more sessions (8 months or more) to achieve the desired results.

Will I have homework?

Generally, no. But sometimes, yes. This can be incorporated into therapy if appropriate, as I adapt therapy to each individual's unique needs and learning styles.

How often will we need to have a session?

Most people like having a regular weekly session, however some people choose to have more frequent sessions (such as twice a week) in order to reach their goals for therapy more quickly.

On the other hand, some people have sessions every 2 weeks or once-per-month, especially after their issues begin to get better.

This is something we'll discuss together, and it can change over time, as your needs change.

Tell me something fun about yourself!

I'm a musician!

I've been a multi-instrumentalist and singer in jazz, salsa, reggae, rock, bluegrass and world music groups since I was in middle school.

I'm currently working on completing my first album of original music.