• 1.General FAQ
  • Who do you work with?

    I work with adult individuals and couples, adolescents, and families. I am special trained in Juvenile Justice as a Probation Officer for LA County Probation so you can say that I have a specialty in that area. I’m always happy to provide referrals when I’m not a good fit, so if you’re not sure whether I can help, just get in touch and let me know what you’ are looking for help with.

  • How often do you see clients?

    Usually, clients have one 45-50 minute session per week, but this varies – I work with my clients to determine the appropriate session frequency and length for their particular needs. For example, I’ve had clients who come in for office appointments twice a month, but do shorter phone sessions on the weeks they don’t come in.

  • What are your fees?

    I charge $125 - 175 per 45-50 minute session. Fees are prorated for sessions of different lengths. 175 for couples and family therapy sessions.

  • Do you take insurance?

    I accept most PPO Insurance. The way it works is you pay the fee and I will provide you with a superbly to send to your insurance company to get reimbursed. I do not bill directly.

    Please see my Fees page for more information on fees and insurance coverage.

  • Where is your office located?

    My office is at 8484 W Lancaster Blvd # 102, Lancaster, CA 93524

  • What are your hours?

    I am available Mon - Sat various hours (please call for specific hours

  • What’s an MFT, anyway?

    A Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) is a psychotherapist licensed by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences. Obtaining an MFT license in California requires completion of a Master’s degree, 3,000 hours of supervised experience, and passing two rigorous exams.

    Don’t let the name “Marriage & Family Therapist” fool you – MFTs work with individuals, too! MFTs work primarily in the area of relationships – we are trained to help individuals, couples, and families to have more satisfying family and social relationships.

  • How do I know if I need counseling?

    If you have problems or concerns in your life that have an impact on your relationships, and you’d like some help with resolving them, it’s likely that you could benefit from counseling. If you’re not sure, I’d be happy to talk to you more about your current concerns and how I can help – just get in touch.

  • What’s the difference between counseling, therapy, and psychotherapy?

    All three terms are used interchangeably and mean the same thing.