Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is an LPCC?

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I will meet you with compassion and non-judgment as we work toward your optimal mental health.

Throughout our work together we may:

1) Identify strategies to overcome problems that cause emotional turmoil

2) Improve communication and coping skills

3) Strengthen self-esteem

4) Promote any necessary changes for your optimal mental health

I am licensed through the states of California and Massachusetts to work with individuals and couples. My approach is from an individual developmental standpoint; I work to empower diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, educational, and career goals.

What do you mean by evidence-based treatment?

Evidence-based treatment uses therapeutic methods that have been researched and shown to work! Specifically, evidence-based treatment is guided by:

  1. Current and relevant research on effective treatment

  2. Consideration of your preferences, actions, emotional state, and circumstances

 

This approach involves responsiveness and attention to the therapeutic process in order to adapt treatment to meet your needs and goals.

Can I use my insurance?

I believe that best therapy practices happen outside of the constraints of managed care, so am not on any insurance panels. Should you wish to use insurance for your care, first contact your insurer and ask about "out-of-network benefits" for behavioral health services.  While you will pay for services out of pocket, I will provide you with a "superbill" with the required information to submit to your insurer for partial reimbursement. I'm happy to explain more about this!

intherapy LA

617.383.7220

1810 14th Street, Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA

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