My Services

01.

Counseling Services and Fees

Services provided

Individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, and group counseling

Face-to-face counseling in office (Children, Teen, and Adults)

If you prefer or if you are looking for face-to-face counseling in the same room with a counselor, having sessions in the office setting is the right option for you.

 

For your privacy, I am available by appointment only. There are several white noise machines outside of the office and the waiting room, so your privacy is protected.

 

Telehealth (online/video counseling)- Adults only

Telehealth (online/video counseling) may be the right choice for you if you are an adult who is in the State of Calfornia and if you cannot or do not want to come in to my office for whatever reason (i.e. not being able to drive, severe social anxiety, far from my office, busy schedule).

 

If you live in an area where counseling is expensive, my services might be the right fit for you because my fee is affordable.

 

To protect your privacy, I use a secure online counseling program (bank level security) for telehealth services.

Online/video counseling is NOT the right fit for you if the following applies to you:

・You are/recently were a danger to yourself or a danger to others

・You are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian

・You currently are/recently were in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation

・You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, or if you have been advised to be in psychological supervision or psychiatric care

・You require intensive mental health services

・You are required to receive therapy by a court order or by any other authority

・You do not have a way to connect to the Internet or you do not have a reliable Internet connection.

・You do not have a quiet and confidential room where you can focus on counseling.

Office hours
I am typically available on weekends and weeknights. These times are in high demand, so please contact me soon for a free 15 minute consultation.

 

Fees
Each session (45-50 minutes) costs $120.
Longer sessions (i.e. 60 minutes, 75 minutes) are available as needed. Fees for longer sessions are on a pro rata basis.

Frequency of counseling
Clients are expected to see me once a week for counseling. Throughout counseling sessions, the frequency of sessions may change depending on their progress and needs.

Length of treatment
It depends on each individual's symptoms, his/her needs, and what he/she wants to accomplish in counseling. Therapy can be short-term (several sessions) or long-term (several months or longer). In my psychotherapy, I may make recommendations about your treatment based on my clinical assessments. 


I do not force anyone to stay in treatment with me; I honor and respect your decision. If you have any questions about your treatment plan, please do not hesitate to ask me.
 

02.

Clinical Focus

Clinical Focus
Anxiety, depression/depressive symptoms, prenatal depression/anxiety, postpartum depression/anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive thoughts/behaviors, relationship issues (i.e. family, friends, workplace, school), low self-esteem, refusing to go to school, adjustment issues (i.e. moving, marriage, birth of a new born, divorce, studying abroad, immigration, being homesick), anger, irritability, ADHD, trauma, grieving issues (i.e. family, friends, pets), and behavioral issues (i.e. children not listening, being restless).

 

 
03.

Areas Served

Geographical areas where I can provide counseling

Anywhere within the State of California including the following counties: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, and Yuba

Location of my office
1329 Howe Avenue Suite 201 Sacramento, CA 95825

My office is conveniently located in Arden-Arcade in Sacramento. Easy access from Hwy 50, Business 80, Arden Mall, and Sacramento State University!

My office is also easily accessed from surrounding cities including but not limited to: Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Davis, West Sacramento, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Gold River, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Lodi, and Stockton.

There are accessible parking spaces in the parking lot, and there is an elevator in the office, so it is convenient for those who are with disability or use a stroller.

04.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality

Confidentiality plays an important role in psychotherapy. As a general rule, I will keep the information you share confidential. However, there are times when confidentiality cannot be maintained. Some examples include when I believe: suspected child/elder/dependent adult abuse/neglect, danger to self/others, and judicial/court involvement.

 

Before you begin therapy, you will receive the ‘office policies/agreement for service contract’ form. For more information about confidentiality and exceptions to confidentiality, please read it carefully. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me anytime.

Health Insurance
At this time, I am considered as an 'out-of-network' provider. If you have medical insurance with PPO, you may use your out of network benefits. Please directly ask your medical insurance company about your benefits.  I'm happy to provide you with a monthly statement you can submit for reimbursement. Please note that if you use out of network benefits, I do not directly communicate with your insurance company, and I do not guarantee any form of reimbursement from your insurance company. Your insurance carrier may or may not reimburse the full/partial cost of services you received. All of my clients are fully responsible for payments of my services.


International travel insurance, expatriate health insurance, and study abroad insurance
If you have international travel insurance, expatriate health insurance, or study abroad insurance, your insurance carrier may cover counseling services, and they may reimburse you the full/partial cost of counseling services you received. Please directly contact your insurance company about your benefits. I'm happy to provide you with a monthly statement you can submit for reimbursement.

If you want to learn more about some advantages/disadvantages of private pay/using your insurance, please click HERE.


Please note that if you use out of network benefits, international travel insurance, expatriate health insurance, or study abroad insurance, I will not communicate with your insurance company and I do not guarantee any form of reimbursement from your insurance company. Your insurance carrier may or may not reimburse the full/partial cost of services you received.

06.

Cancellation/rescheduling/missed appointment/tardiness policy
At least a 48 hour notification prior to your appointment is required to cancel or reschedule appointments. If you provide less than 48 hour notice of a cancellation or need for reschedule, or if you do not show up for your appointment, you will be responsible for paying the full session fee regardless of the reason. If you are late to your appointment, your session will not be extended. Without 48 hour notification, refunds will not be made.

 

If you're having a life threatening mental health emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911. The information on this website is meant for educational and informative purposes only; it is not intended to be a substitute for mental health treatment.

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