Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you work with kids or adults?
I see both! I see children and teens who are anxious, grieving, or have low self esteem. Children and teens do not always know what is happening and have a hard time verbalizing what is going on. I also see adults for individual therapy, parenting consultation, and clinical supervision. Many adults who worry, have family issues or patterns that continue challenge them, or are experiencing a difficult loss or a new or unexpected change find it helpful working with me.
2. Do you accept insurance?
Yes. I accept a few insurances plans and work with patients who want to use their out of network benefits. I would be happy to discuss your particular plan with you.
3. What types of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
4. How do I know when it’s time to seek help?
A good time to consider seeking professional help is when the strategies you’ve tried are not having much of an effect. If your or your child’s issues significantly interfere with school, work, family, or social life and if you or your child has experienced symptoms on most days for a month or more, it is also a good time to seek help.
5. How can therapy help?
Adults, teens, and children often experience great relief when they express themselves fully and connect well with a trusted therapist. Success may vary depending on the particular problem being addressed, how well you or your child uses the process, and practices what you, he, or she learns.
Some of the benefits from therapy include:
• improving self-esteem and confidence;
• changing maladaptive behavior patterns;
• learning new ways to solve problems at work, school, or in your family;
• improving communication and listening skills;
• managing anxiety, anger, grief, and other emotional pressures;
• developing skills for improving relationships;
• attaining a deeper understanding of yourself and your child;
6. Do you offer workshops for parents?
Yes. I offer workshops for parents at preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools about transitions, grief and loss, and managing anxiety. If you are a director, principal, PTO/PTA board member, please call me at 415-354-4241.
7. How do I make an appointment?
Call me today at (415) 354-4241 for a free 10-minute consultation or to schedule an appointment.