Some Questions You May Have

What is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist ?

Marriage and Family Therapists are professionals trained to provide mental health services for individuals, couples, families and groups. A Marriage and Family Therapist must complete all requirements for licensure by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences. This includes obtaining a master's degree in clinical counseling psychology, completing 3,000 hours of supervised clinical practice and passing two written board examinations.

What are your rates?

I accept private pay for a clinical 50-minute hour. Check or cash is accepted and is due at the beginning of each session. Call for my current rates.

Do you accept insurance?

Check with your medical insurance plan to find out if you have out-of-network mental health coverage, what the reimbursement rate is and how many sessions your plan covers. If you have coverage I can provide you a monthly statement to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement directly to you. You may also submit your therapy costs for reimbursement through a medical spending plan you may have set up with your employer.

What if I need to cancel an appointment?

Your appointment time is reserved specifically for you. Therefore, I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment I ask that you give me at least 24 hours notice by phone call. You will be charged for cancellations less than 24 hours. For group sessions that I lead, participants pay for all the scheduled sessions in advance whether they attend or not.

How often do I come to therapy? 

Individual psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes in length, although occasionally some clients have a longer session to address a particular issue. Clients typically come once a week although twice weekly for a period of time may be more appropriate in some cases.

Links and Resources

Addiction and Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Al-Anon San Francisco

Bay Area Sex Addicts Anonymous

Castro Country Club

Cystal Meth Anonymous

Debtors Anonymous

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Smart Recovery (SR)

The Fix


Harm Reduction Therapy Center

Meditation in Recovery

Anxiety, PTSD and Trauma

Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder

Calm Clinic

Disaster Resource Center

Sidran Institute

EMDR International Association

EMDR Institute, Inc.

Somatic Experiencing.

Financial Credit Counseling

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Financial Therapy Association

LGBT Resources

AIDS Health Project

Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center


San Francisco LGBT Community Center