Contact & Practice Information
Contact & Locations
Addresses: I have office locations in Berkeley and San Francisco.
2000 Hearst Avenue, Suite 207, Berkeley, CA 94709
1801 Bush Street, Suite 222, San Francisco, CA 94109
Berkeley Office: San Francisco Office:
I meet with individuals and couples at a minimum of once per week. Sessions are 50 minutes in length and held at the same time each week. This consistency is intended to help us get to know each other and to provide the opportunity to carefully explore and understand the concerns that bring you to therapy. Many people find that attending therapy more than once per week significantly increases the benefits of the process.
In our first appointment we can discuss what's going on for you and what you hope to get out of therapy. Once I have a sense of your needs, I'll share how I think therapy might help and will offer a recommendation about how we might proceed. Often this is a recommendation for once or twice weekly therapy, and sometimes includes other treatments which might be helpful.
Fees, Scheduling, & Insurance
Please contact me for current fees and availability. I am currently an in-network provider for Aetna (including the UC Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan - SHIP) and Medicare. As an out-of-network insurance provider for other insurance plans and carriers, I can provide you with a statement of services which you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. In this case, most insurance companies will reimburse you directly for treatment. If you are interested in receiving reimbursement you may want to call your insurance company and ask the following questions:
- Are out-of-network providers of mental health services covered?
- If so, what amount or percentage of sessions are covered?
- Is there a limit to the number of session that may be covered?
- Is pre-authorization required?
- What information do they require for reimbursement?
Notice of Privacy Practices
Health providers are required by law to provide you with this notice, which explains privacy practices with regard to your medical information. Please review it carefully as it explains your rights and protections related to the use and disclosure of your health care information.
Release of Information
If you would like me to consult with your psychiatrist, physician, or another therapist you will need to complete this release.
If you would like to use email for scheduling appointments, I will ask you to fill out this consent.