Frequently Asked Questions

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor, I have been in private practice since 1999. I take great pride and responsibility in my position as a counselor and mediator while continually challenging myself with on-going professional development m counseling and mediation skills. Below are some questions that I am frequently asked:

Do you accept insurance?

Yes- I am in network with most of the major insurance companies. Kaiser/Beacon, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, and United to name a few. As soon as we set an appointment I will have my billing agent get your eligibility and benefits so that you will be advised of your benefits along with your co-pay and deductible before you come in. If you decide not to use insurance, I can also use a sliding scale rate based upon your most recent tax return.

What counseling approaches do you use?

Since each client is unique, my approach with each client is individualized to their specific needs and goals.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Family Systems
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Reality/Choice
  • Strength-Based
  • Spiritual-Based
  • Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

What is EMDR?

I am a Certified EMDR therapist.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapeutic and evidence-based approach that is proven effective for the treatment of trauma.  EMDR incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.