Family Therapy Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your office located?

I have two office locations. I am in the Oakland office on Tuesdays only and in the Walnut Creek office on Monday evening, all day Wednesday and Thursday.

What is the cost of therapy and how long will it last?

My sessions are usually for 45 minutes and I reserve time to see clients on the above days and am also available for consultation. Please contact me for information about my current fees for individual and couples therapy.

Do you take insurance?

I am a participating provider for Value Options only. If you are insured with Value Options, you will pay a predetermined co-pay and I will take care of the monthly billing to them. However, I am happy to work with you if you have other insurance. I will provide you with a monthly statement that can be submitted to your insurance company for direct reimbursement to you. Often, your insurance company will pay a certain percentage of your fee to out-of–network providers, depending on your coverage. It will be your responsibility to check into what your insurance company pays. Some of the questions you might ask them are as follows:

  • Do I have mental health coverage?
  • Do I have coverage for an out-of-network provider?
  • What percentage of the cost of a session is covered?
  • Do I have a limitation on the amount of sessions I may have in a calendar year?
  • Do I have a yearly deductible that I have to meet before my coverage kicks in?

Do you prescribe medication?

I am not able to prescribe medication, but I work closely with physicians and psychiatrists in order to coordinate the care that you might need. If you are a first time client that needs medication, I am happy to provide you with appropriate referrals.

How do I begin?

Please feel free to call me for an appointment at (925) 945-2486 and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Our answering service has an operator for emergencies and I check my service often during the week. You may also send me a question or comment.



Therapy Services
Walnut Creek Office
1700 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA
Tel: (925) 945-2486
Fax: (925) 935-4777
Oakland Office
4283 Piedmont Avenue
Suite A-3
Oakland, CA
Tel: (925) 945-2486
Fax: (925) 935-4777
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