The Therapeutic Process

​Therapy gives you the opportunity to heal yourself through the work we do together. The therapeutic relationship is the most important predictor of successful therapy. So it is important to have the right fit. We'll decide together if we have a good fit and if we'd like to continue therapy. 

In your therapy, I'll bring authenticity, non-judgement, professional knowledge, humor, and empathy. Therapy can be challenging. We are fostering your healing together. I'll ask you to actively participate in your own growth and healing. It can be helpful to think of therapy more like taking a class rather than going to the doctor for bronchitis. For our bodies, minds, and spirits to heal, we must engage with ourselves. I can facilitate this engagement. We can explore together.


My fee is $140 per session for individuals and $175 per session for couples and families. You can use a Health Savings Account card, cash or credit card to pay for your session. I can provide a statement for reimbursement from your insurance company. I recommend that you contact them to find out if they reimburse for Marriage and Family Therapy Registered Interns.

If you cannot afford my fee, please ask about one of my sliding scale spaces.


Sessions are 50 minutes long, once per week. If we decide that a longer session or sessions twice per week would be helpful we can make adjustments. Meeting at least once a week is important to build our relationship and to deepen our work together.

My cancellation policy is 24 hours. For appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, you will be responsible for your fee.

Practicing through the auspices of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, a nonprofit organization providing affordable 
psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, families and groups throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County.​