A “free consultation” is a 10-15 minute phone appointment that we schedule at a time that works for you. It gives us an opportunity talk, get to know each other a little bit and answer any questions you may have about SFCC’s services or therapy in general before scheduling a face to face meeting. Phone consultation set up is easy; simply get in touch via phone, email or the contact form, and we will schedule a time to talk.
“Sliding­ scale” means that while I have a standard fee for therapy sessions, in some cases I am able to adjust this fee based on financial need. I believe that access to services like therapy is important. Reserving a portion of my therapy client slots for sliding ­scale clients is one way I support access to therapy.
Yes. Ideally, we begin working together through in person meetings. After beginning with in person meetings, we can then employ remote meetings via phone, Skype or VSee (a more secure service similar to Skype). I believe remote options are important because it makes counseling and consulting more accessible, especially in our busy lives. The reason I encourage in person meetings at least in the beginning is because it helps us establish a rapport and allows us to observe and explore important elements communicated by body language and the nervous system.
We talk about it. This is an investment of emotional energy as well as time and money. I encourage you to share what you are looking for and ask me questions both in the initial consultation and at any point during the course of our work together.
I have a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that if a client cancels an appointment less than 48 hours before the scheduled appointment time, the client is responsible for paying for the session. If a client discovers less than 48 hours before an in person meeting that they cannot arrive on time but can instead be available for a phone session during the same scheduled appointment time, we can discuss making this exception.
In case of any emergency, please call 911. If you are feeling suicidal or concerned that you might be, please call the SF crisis hotline 415­-781-­0500 or 911.
I do not accept insurance directly. However, upon request, I provide billing statements that may assist you in seeking reimbursement from your insurance coverage.