I provide psychotherapy for highly perceptive people; for the creative, and the "misfit" so you can design a meaningful life of your choice. I work with children, adolescents, and adults, individually and in the family. I guide you toward an increasingly integrated view of yourself and feeling connected to yourself and to the world in meaningful ways. I support your effort to shift your focus from the pains to the possibilities and to approach life with growing confidence. I achieve this by re-connecting you with your strengths in a process that is safely challenging, interactive, and a mix of practical and metaphoric. I base my work on the assumption that we often disconnect from the strong and powerful part of us because in the absence of sufficient skills and expert guidance, we first experience these powers as destructive. We don't want to hurt others and ourselves therefore we disconnect/dissociate from our strengths and we hide them well. Then we find life meaningless. I smoothly blend science (CBT and DBT), philosophy, imagination, humor, and creative arts with my own wisdom to bring you back to life. I support the LGBTQ Community.
I accept private pay, Magellan Healthcare, which includes Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of CA, Western Health, & EAP (Employer Assistance Program), California Victims Compensation (CalVCB), and Out-of-Network (you seek fee-reimbursement from your insurance). For private pay, my regular fee is $110 for a 50 minute session and $175 for 90 minutes. I accept sliding scale based on income. Insurance-reimbursed sessions are generally 30/45 minutes long (depending on symptom severity), after the first 60 minutes diagnostic session. My cancellation window is always 48 hours.
My office is located at 2740 Fulton Ave., Sacramento, CA, in the Citizens Business Center (btw. Marconi and El Camino Avenues). Both the building and my office are wheelchair accessible. Large parking lot is available. Refreshing coffee and tea are complimentary while you are waiting for me in the atrium. I also provide telehealth, which is therapy over the Internet. It saves you valuable commuting time. I have flexible hours for your convenience. I can see you mornings, at your lunch break, or evenings.