Frequently Asked Questions
How long is a session?
A typical therapy session is between 50-55 minutes long. It is standard to meet weekly, particularly at the onset of therapy. However, some clients desire to meet more or less frequently. We can discuss a schedule that will work best for you.
How many sessions will I need?
Therapy is a unique and personal journey. The number of sessions is determined by your individual needs and goals for therapy. Some concerns can be addressed in a few sessions and others over the course of multiple years.
How do I determine if we will work well together?
I firmly believe that finding a good fit for a therapist is an essential component of the therapeutic journey and it’s outcome. Please contact me (phone/email) about setting up an initial consultation to determine whether you feel like I would be a good fit for you.
What is the session fee?
My standard fee is $150 for a 50-55 minute session. I understand that therapy is both an emotional and a financial investment and that often-financial limitations can inhibit one from seeking therapy. Depending on availability, I offer reduced fees to help assist in the process. Please contact me at 626-351-9616 x 133 to discuss your individual circumstances.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, or credit card.
Do you accept insurance?
I am an Out of Network provider and can accept PPO Insurances that have “Out of Network” benefits/coverage. Prior to our first appointment, I will help determine what your coverage is for out of network providers so that there are no surprises. There is no need to self-submit your claims. I will bill your insurance company on your behalf.
Where is your office located and how do you know when I have arrived?
My office is located in East Pasadena at 650 Sierra Madre Villa Ave., Suite 110. Pasadena, CA 91107. The building is located on the corner of Orange Grove Blvd and Madre Street. When you arrive inside the suite, there are light switches on the wall to your left. Please turn on the light with my name on it.
Where do I park?
There is a small parking lot adjacent to the office building. You may park in any of the spaces that indicate "La Vie Counseling Center". Please do not park in any of the other reserved spots. If you have trouble finding parking in the lot, there is also street parking adjacent to the building.