Are you taking new clients/couples? 

Yes, I have a few availabilities and would love to schedule an appointment with you!

 

How much do you charge?

I charge $190 for a 50 minute session for individuals and couples.

 

Do you take insurance?

I am not currently accepting “in network” insurance with any insurance panels, however, some of my clients who have “out of network” provider options have been able to be partially reimbursed by their insurance providers. Usually, clients pay me first and then I provide them with paperwork so they can submit to their insurance company for reimbursement. Reimbursement is not guaranteed and details will have to be worked out between you and your insurance provider.

What questions should I ask my insurance provider regarding my out of network coverages?

Some questions to consider asking your insurance provider are:

1) Do I have a shared/non shared out of network deductible?

2) If the deductible isn’t shared with my in network services, what is the deductible?

3) After the deductible is met, what is the percentage of coverage by insurance for counseling services?

**Reminder: you can use your HSA or FSA funds to pay for any counseling services. In addition, you can use your HSA/FSA funds to cover your services used to pay towards your deductible.

 

How often should I go to therapy?

Clients have the option of coming in as often as they want per week. I recommend clients to come in at least once a week  since frequent and consistent treatment produces faster and longer lasting results.

 

How long does therapy take?

I believe that relational/emotional patterns can take years to develop; therefore, it can take a long time to undo or modify. I find that long-term work yields the greatest results. Personally, I have done years of my own work as a client and understand the financial and personal commitment involved. I equally take my commitment to you very seriously.

 

What kinds of things do people seek help for?

People seek counseling for many reasons. Sometimes, there is a sense of feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, worried, sad or angry. Some people are confused around the circumstances in their lives or relationships and need help organizing their feelings. Some people want to come to help build more intimacy in their relationships, but don’t know how. Whatever your reason for moving forward with therapy, I hope to be able to sit down with you for a free consultation to see if we are a good fit for each other. 

 

What is your approach for couples therapy?

For couples, I have been trained with PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy). It is a mix of developmental neuroscience, attachment theory, and arousal regulation. It is really effective in treating even the most challenging couples. My approach with PACT helps couples develop secure functioning relationships by understanding early trauma and its effect on the brain and nervous system and therefore on the current relationship. 

 

What is your approach for individual therapy?

I tend to use an eclectic approach of relational psychodynamic, attachment theory, neuroscience, object relations, multicultural, somatic and narrative therapy.  

 

Do you speak any other languages other than English in your counseling practice?

I have the ability to speak and understand a conversational level of Mandarin, however, I do not practice counseling in Mandarin. I am happy to refer you to other colleagues who can speak and understand Mandarin proficiently.