1. Why should I go to therapy?
Life is hard, and life’s struggles can leave marks on us that continue to hurt long after they’ve passed. Therapy is a way of prioritizing yourself and your needs, and it’s an active step in the lifelong journey of healing and wellness. There is no shame in loving and caring for yourself and your loved ones.
2. What is your fee?
My fee is $120 for an individual session and $150 for a couples session. On occasion, a sliding scale may be offered.
3. What do you mean by free consultation?
A consultation is not a therapy session! In therapy, a good therapeutic relationship is one of the best predictors for therapeutic success, and the decision of choosing the right therapist is incredibly important. So I offer a free fifteen minute phone consultation to help decide if I’m what you’re looking for, no (financial or otherwise) strings attached.
4. Do you take insurance?
Unfortunately, at this time, I am not taking insurance.
5. What makes you qualified to be my therapist?
Good question! I graduated with my Bachelor’s with summa cum laude at UCSD, and worked in the mental health field before receiving my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at SDSU. I have years of experience working with couples, children, families, and individuals in various therapeutic contexts dealing with relationship distress, anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, LGBTQ issues, parenting difficulties, and other various mental health disorders. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, amongst other modalities. I also offer services in English, Korean, and Spanish. I have many qualifications and trainings that make me an effective therapist, but ultimately, only you can decide if I should have the privilege of being your therapist.
6. How often do I have to come to therapy, and for how long?
Therapy normally consists of weekly sessions, which last between 50-80 minutes. Every person has different individual needs, so we can decide together what would work best for you.
7. I don’t live in San Diego, can I still see you as my therapist?
That’s a tough question. There’s so much value in the actual meeting between a therapist and a client that’s hard to replicate. And I’m certain there are therapists that are local to your area that would be a good fit for you as well. However, if you’re located in California and you’re committed to teletherapy, I offer therapy sessions over phone or videoconferencing.