7700 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide in person therapy?
Yes, I provide in person therapy and online therapy. Typically, it is whatever feels convenient and comfortable for the client.
How long will I be in therapy?
There is no definitive answer to this question. Though it’s safe to say some individuals find a few sessions are sufficient, while others choose to continue long-term (over 20 sessions). Often individuals choose to continue to work with me through additional phase-of-life transitions as well as for “maintenance.” We can collaborate to help you make the ultimate choice for yourself.
What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
Depending on your therapy modality (Individual vs Couples/Family), I will ask you to complete initial appointment documents that will be sent to you via email. You may send these back via email or bring them to your first session.
Why choose online therapy?
Online therapy is special in its own way because you can sit and chat with me from the comfort of your own home, office, car, or wherever feels most comfortable for you. Life is busy and full of commitments. Online therapy saves time on commute, relieves stress on rushing to make your appointment, and helps with worries of childcare. Also, sometimes it is hard for others to open up in an office setting. Online therapy is a great alternative and it allows you to sit in a place of your choosing that might help relieve those barriers. I just ask that you ensure you are in a confidential and safe environment.
Why don’t you take insurance?
I like the ability to be flexible and customize my clinical approach based on my client’s needs in a way that benefits my clients without being limited by insurance companies. Insurance companies require mental health professionals to provide a diagnosis and treatment plans, reducing confidentiality. In addition, insurance companies can limit the number of sessions and can deny request to increase number of sessions a client can have.