counselingoverview350x262 Counseling in my practice is offered on a short-term basis (generally around 6 months) to individuals and their families to address behavioral and emotional factors that affect a student’s performance in school or which impacts their relationships in an educational setting. I have limited availability for individual counseling appointments, and am also careful to stay within my scope of practice and competency. My individual counseling philosophy is rooted in cognitive-behavioral theory, which is a directive and didactic form of treatment, and sessions often include “homework” or skill-building assignments to complete between sessions.  I specialize primarily in anxiety-management and social thinking challenges, along with emotional regulation skill development.  I am not on any insurance panels, but can provide you with the forms and codes necessary for reimbursement if you have arrangements to access out of network mental health services.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance to obtain healthcare services a Good Faith Estimate of the total expected cost of services.   You will receive a Good Faith Estimate in writing before your counseling service, if you are a self-pay client. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule the service.  You have a right to appeal charges more than $400 over the estimated cost.  If you have questions about Good Faith Estimates, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

If you have a pretax medical spending account, I am happy to provide you with the necessary receipts. To determine if you child would benefit from counseling, please complete the intake form below, and email or fax it to me so I can be informed before we talk. Fax (916) 972-9500

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” ~Anonymous