Where is Your Office Located?
I offer both in person and encrypted video sessions.
My office is located at:
11400 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Entrance on Purdue Avenue.
Metered Parking as well as Parking Structure on Purdue Avenue.
Are you available on weekends?
Yes! I am happily able to have Saturday hours available for therapy clients. Virtually through video, I’m able to meet Sundays. Please let me know your schedule and we will work it out!
How does therapy work?
My way of doing therapy is designed to alleviate your troubles and does so in a collaborative and safe setting where you are able to share and ask me questions, knowing confidentiality is upheld in the highest regard. Your goals and my approach to helping you will be based on your goals and the organic process in the room. I work collaboratively and empathically to understand your strengths and concerns. Sharing this information with me is a process so you can feel relief in a safe setting. I will check in with you as part of my responsibility to respect what you want out of therapy. Sessions are tailored to you, meaning I see and respect you for who you are. True compassion and caring in a safe and confidential space are among my top priorities!
How long does therapy take?
The time frame of therapy varies for each person. In my approach, I seek to help you find deeper meaning beyond the issues you bring in so that you can attain deeper insight on a variety of issues.
I work with you for as long as the therapy is beneficial. What you need is going to be different than what another person desires. During our sessions, I will continue to ask you how you feel about our work together and at any time you can bring up questions and curiosities. You are the expert of your own life. I will never tell you to be in therapy longer than you desire.
How long is each session?
Typically, sessions are 50-minutes long and occur once a week. If you wish to have longer sessions, this can be discussed either at the start of seeing each other or in the process of our work together. I have learned that sticking to a consistent time frame is important for the therapeutic alliance, but that sometimes a longer session, or more frequent sessions can be helpful. Therapy is designed to be flexible just like the human experience and develop boundaries for a healthier self and satisfaction in relationships.
How do I set up an initial appointment?
Give me a call at 323-819-0747 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation or you can email me before scheduling your first appointment. Whichever is more convenient for you!
What is your cancellation policy?
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. This means, if you cancel 24 hours before your next scheduled appointment you will not be charged for it.
Will you go into psychological babble that I can’t understand?
While I was in school for a long period of time where I was exposed to psychological terms, I have spent enormous time in my training to humanize theories so I would understand what I was saying, not only you! Reigning theory in is an essential component of good therapy as it allows us both to see us as two human beings working to help you. While you may get a phrase from Freud or a phrase from a movie I’ve seen, it should make sense. You’re always free to ask questions and I’m a great reader of body language.
Will I be asked to do homework?
I may have suggestions for stuff to do, but I don’t like to mandate anything. It’s your decision if you want to do an activity… but not every activity that makes sense to me will make sense to you. So if I suggest something, look it over and see if it helps.
Do you work with certain ages?
I work with mostly all ages, teenagers all the way to elders.
What does therapy look like?
Therapy is an adventure where you’ll be sharing your lived experience and together we’ll link that with patterns that you have. Therapy is real life, and therefore the relationship between you and me is real. When walking in, you’ll be met with a gentle demeanor that is curious about your day and wondering about how you’re feeling or what you’re thinking about.
What modalities do you use in therapy?
I am integrative and eclectic in my approaches, meaning I do not utilize just one. I use CBT – application of work to current problems, psychodynamic – an exploration of your past to connect to the present, narrative – where you choose your voice, DBT, somatic, and other therapies. We create a unique experience where we are able to collaborate throughout the entire process in order to figure out what elements work best for you. So, it truly is about seeing you first and following instinct when working with you as to what is actually “done.”
Do you charge extra if I use too many tissues?
No. All my tissues are free of charge and if you need to use all of them, you don’t need to worry about receiving any additional bill. The session is about what you need and sometimes we need a lot of tissues!
Do you just sit there and not say anything?
While I may take the time to listen or appreciate silence, I’ll be active in the process. You’ll most likely be getting some sort of response from me as I feel a therapist should respond to their clients. If I’m not saying something, I may be taking a moment to encourage you to appreciate how silence can lead to answers. Yes, silence is difficult, even for me sometimes, but be rest assured, we will be communicating as two human beings.