My passion filled purpose is helping individuals, couples and families heal from the past, receive help for the present and restore hope for the future. I do this through providing a supportive, compassion filled environment where my clients can explore their lives and the challenges they face. Through listening to Client concerns I customize an individualized treatment plan to help you reach your goals.
My education and experience enable me to offer effective individualized outpatient psychological care. I treat a number of mental health disorders while providing a safe environment for individuals, families, and couples to explore their emotional and relational needs in overcoming barriers which limit them in experiencing their fullest potential.
Telemedicine or telehealth services provide access to therapy remotely through a secure, HIPPA compliant, online connection. Health insurance plans offer varying degrees of coverage for telemedicine services with most commonly covering diagnostic intake and psychotherapy sessions. Telemedicine provides clients with the comfort and convenience of not having to travel far from home or miss work for their appointments. Current research findings show being able to access counseling services from the comfort of your own couch can be as effective as traditional therapy for many people.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective and the joy you once had in your life.
Some of the areas people develop in therapy are:
Anxiety & Depression
Grief & Loss
Substance Abuse Addiction
Many individuals can experience disruptive symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. As an EMDR trained therapist I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection with each other. I provide a supportive therapeutic environment for couples to discuss pssues and solutions which better strengthen their relationship.
Some of the areas people develop in therapy are:
Adultery and Affairs
Premarital, Pre-commitment Counseling
Family dynamics can often be challenging. Whether you have a traditional or non-traditional family, I can help. Family counseling provides an opportunity for everyone to openly talk about their thoughts and feelings in an open, non-judgmental environment. Together we can try to solve any familial issues.
Common Areas of Concern are:
Family Communication Problems
Defiant, Angry or Isolated teens
Grief and loss Issues
Blended Family Issues
Transitions after Divorce or Separation
Before being treated each client MUST HAVE filled out and turned in the following forms:
A) Patient Information
B) Informed Consent Signature Page
C) HIPPA Signature Page
If you would like me to verify coverage with your insurance company please submit the Insurance Verification Form to me before you schedule your appointment.
Due to the unsecured nature of email and the potential of exposure of your health information to the worng parties please wait to hand in your paperwork at your first appointment.
As per California law, I need BOTH parents signature of authorization to treat any minor (17 years age or less) OR a copy of legal documentation authorizing one parent to make sole medical decsions.
Sessions are usually 50 minutes. Most clients are seen once or twice a week in the beginning then, as time goes on, less frequently. The number of sessions depends on what your current needs and goals are.
The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.
Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, I often find that it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling.
My standard fee is $125.00 per 50-minute session. I accept several insurances including but not limited to Cigna, Blue Shield, Magellan, Aetna and Cal Optima as well as being a PPO out-of-network provider. Some questions you will want to ask your insurance company are:
What is my deductible?
What is my co-pay?
How many sessions am I limited to?
Who does my mental health coverage "carve out" to?
Many insurance companies utilize what they call "carve outs"; another company which they have contracted with to pay for their insured's mental health services. The fact that I am contracted with Blue Shield as an in-network provider does not guarantee that that a client who has their insurance through Blue Shield will be covered. It all depends on who your insurance has carved out to. Please feel free to contact me before you schedule your first appointment and I will gladly verify your insurance coverage with your provider. In the event you schedule with me and your insurance does not pay for your visit you will be responsible for payment.
Cash, check or credit card will be accepted at the time of your appointmen
My passion is helping people transform the life they have into the life they want!!!
In the pursuit of my passion I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and my Master's in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University.
I have been privileged to work in a variety of environments providing psycho-therapeutic services and support including Concordia University, numerous elementary school campuses, various social service agencies and churches as well in my own private practice.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families offering Solution-focused short term and long term therapy, customizing therapy based on the client’s needs and seeing them more fulfilling lives.
Due to the high volume of calls I receive, along with the busyness of my practice, it is difficult for me to respond to all the phone inquires which come in. For a more prompt response please click on the Send Message box above with any questions you may have.
24551 Raymond Way #286, Lake Forest, CA 92630, US
Monday-Friday: 10:00am -7:00 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday