Questions and Answers
How do I contact you?
Please call 714-790-4066 if you would like to consult or schedule an appointment. I do not text message or email given that both pose risk to client confidentiality.
What services do you offer?
I offer in-person individual and family psychotherapy, as well as psychodiagnostic assessment services. I am not offering telehealth appointments at this time.
Services, such as consultative coordination of care, are provided in adjunct (and secondarily) to psychotherapy; I am not a case manager. I am also not a forensic psychologist and therefore, do not provide custody evaluations. If working with children of divorced or separated parents, I do not provide custody arrangement recommendations or advice. I similarly, am not a drug counselor and thus, do not treat drug or alcohol addiction. I do not specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and am not trained in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Although I treat clients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), I do not practice from a singularly behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, or Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) lens; I utilize elements of ERP in conjunction with other models that invest greater attention to long-term intrapsychic change (such as Internal Family Systems) when treating individuals with OCD. I am also not a crisis counselor, and have specified working hours that I am available. Romantic partners are welcome to participate in a client's treatment; however, I do not provide marital or couples therapy or counseling. Though my approach is informed by both relational psychoanalysis and Jungian psychology, I am not a psychoanalyst or Jungian analyst.
Although I routinely integrate neuropsychological instruments into my assessment batteries, I am not a board certified neuropsychologist. I previously trained under the supervision of a board certified neuropsychologist, and am qualified as a licensed psychologist to utilize neuropsychological assessment tools given my past educational and clinical histories. Similarly, I am qualified as a licensed psychologist to diagnose communication disorders; however, I am not a speech-language pathologist or speech therapist.
Do you take insurance?
Unfortunately, I do not take insurance at this time. All services are considered "out-of-pocket," meaning that fees are directly charged to clients in their totality. However, I can provide a superbill (a summary of paid services) for you to submit to your insurance provider. Some insurance providers offer reimbursement coverage for claims outlined on superbills. If seeking a psychotherapist within your network, it may be helpful to contact your insurance provider for a list of referrals.
How do I contact the California Board of Psychology?
I earnestly invite open communication; please inform me of any concerns you may have over the course of treatment. You always have the right to contact the Board of Psychology should you have any questions or complaints regarding the practice of psychotherapy.
Board of Psychology
1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite N-215
Sacramento, CA 95834
Do you know of any resources?
Safety and Crisis-Related Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24-7 Availability; Call)
800-273-8255 (English and Spanish Crisis Counselors)
877-727-4747 (Korean Crisis Counselors)
877-272-4747 (Request Multilanguage Line for Other Language Crisis Counselors)
Orange County Warmline (24-7 Availability; Text or Call)
714-991-6412 (English Crisis Counselors)
Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention (24-7 Availability; Text)
839863 (Text: "HEARME") (English Crisis Counselors)
Orange County Centralized Assessment Team (24-7 Availability; Call)
866-830-6011 (English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Cambodian, and Arabic Crisis Evaluators)
Lifeline Crisis Chat (24-7 Availability; Web Chat)
didihirsch.org/chat/ (Click Link: "Click here to be linked to Lifeline Crisis Chat") (English Crisis Counselors)
California Youth Crisis Line (24-7 Availability; Call)
800-843-5200 (English and Multilanguage Crisis Counselors)
Teen Line (Monday-Friday 6 PM-10 PM Availability; Call)
800-852-8336 (English Peer-to-Peer Support by Teen Crisis Trainees)
Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
Internal Family Systems Institute
Association for Play Therapy
Sandplay Therapists of America
Functional Family Therapy
The Theraplay Institute