Frequently Asked Questions
What is a PsyD?
PsyD are the initials of a Doctor of Psychology degree. The focus is on training professionals in the practice of psychology. This is in contrast to a PhD degree in Psychology, which tends to put more emphasis on producing research. A doctoral degree in psychology is one of several requirements that must be met to earn a license to practice clinical psychology.
Do you take insurance?
No, I am not a member of insurance panels, but I will provide an official billing statement for you to seek reimbursement from your insurance company. Please note that not all insurance plans support reimbursement for out-of-network providers.
Why do you not accept insurance?
This is complicated, so please ask! I am more than happy to discuss this with you further.
What will a typical session be like?
There is no “typical” or “normal” session. Each session is unique depending on the individual. You and I will create the flavor of the session depending on your goals and desires.
How long will I be in therapy?
The length of therapy depends on the individual and their goals. If you are seeking parenting or clinical consultation, we may only meet a few times. If you looking to accomplish a specific, short-term goal, it may last only a couple of months. Yet, if you desire on-going support or to achieve long-term goals which shift deep-seated fears and patterns, therapy may take much longer. In general, you will choose how long you attend therapy, and I would never ask that you end before you feel ready.
What are your privacy practices?
My Notice of Privacy Practices can be accessed here.
Please call me at (510) 334-7023 or contact me through the contact page.