@TraumaTherapySD

@TransAffirm

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    What are your fees?

    My full fee is $185/hour at this time, this applies for therapy services and consultation services

    I do have some reduced fee spots available

    My fee for writing letters for gender affirming care is a flat rate of $100 for the face to face evaluation and writing of the letter.

    Do you take insurance?

    Yes! I currently take Medi-Cal (Medicaid), all plans except Kaiser.

    If you have PPO insurance, I can provide you with a superbill each month that you can then submit to your insurance company for partial reimbursement of our sessions.

    What are your office hours?

    Monday through Thursday.

    Evening appointments available

    Do you offer telehealth?

    Yes I do offer telehealth services (therapy done by video) for anyone in the state of California. This is because telehealth is considered to be therapy happening wherever you, the client, is located. As I am only licensed in the state of California, that is why you must be in California at the time of service.

    In addition, I am required to document your exact location at the time of service, so I will need you to provide me with your physical address when we are doing telehealth.

    My preference is meeting in person, but this is not mandatory. Telehealth is always an option even if we usually meet in session, particularly for times when either your or I are under the weather.

    If you want to switch from in-person to a video visit, we need to agree beforehand, so reach out as soon as you know you want or need to switch.

    Click here for a copy of the Informed Consent for Telehealth.

    How can I communicate with you? Text? Email?

    Phone: My work cell phone phone (858-276-8831) You may leave messages on the voicemail, which is confidential.

    Text: You are able to text me, either through regular texting to my cell phone number, or via secure messaging through iPlum once I have sent you the link. Any information texted may become a part of your record

    Email: You can email me at [email protected], we can do so in the regular manner, and you can opt to use encryption to ensure confidentiality. Any information emailed may become a part of your record.

    Electronic-Health Record: All clients are expected to sign up for my Electronic Health Record, an invite will be emailed to you to set up your

    Fax: You can send documents securely to my fax.

    Social Media: DO NOT communicate with me via social media of any kind. These methods have very poor security and are not confidential.

    If you communicate with me this way, I will not respond and will bring it up directly with you in our next session. Please refrain from making contact with me using social media messaging systems such as Facebook Messenger or Instagram. 

    Directions

    Directions from 5N

    Take the Del Mar Heights Rd exit

    Turn left onto Del Mar Heights Rd

    At the third light turn right onto Camino Del Mar

    Go through one light and two stop signs

    Turn right onto 14th St.

    The office is on the right.

    The office is located on the second floor and there is no elevator

    Turn left at the top of the stairs and the office is straight ahead

    Have a seat in the waiting area and I will come get you at your appointment time

    If you are interested click here for a quick video showing how to get to my office, and you can click here for a video of my office.

    Parking

    There are a handful of parking spots directly in front of my building.

    There is also a parking lot off of Camino Del Mar between 13th and 14th Street, right after the Del Mar Library. And there is plenty of two hour parking on all of the streets around the building.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    As of 4/11/22 I am offering both in-person and video visits.

    Here are some of the most common questions that I get, if you cannot find the answer to your questions here, please feel to reach out and contact me here.

    Notice to clients and prospective clients:

    Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. 

    You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

    You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment. 

    If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. 

    For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.