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About My Practice

 
 

Welcome, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (#65208) specializing in grief, trauma, stress  and life changes with a private practice in Walnut Creek, and Brentwood, Ca. I serve as a private practitioner offering support for you and your family.

My specialties include grief (children and adults), loss, trauma, and life changes- those things that happen that throw you totally off center. I can help you through life changes that can happen in an instant. I am a relational therapist; I practice from a place of being connected with my clients, especially children and teens, using different approaches to see which ones “fit” best. I believe it is all about the “fit” between the client and the therapist.

At a basic level, I believe most of life’s curveballs come from grief, which is one reason I became a trained grief counselor. I work from a strength based perspective, believing all people have inner strength and resiliency to work through life. Sometimes we all need that extra help-especially when dealing with grief and loss with family, relationships, and life’s curveballs. My clients include children, adolescents and adults. My office includes a playroom for work with children.

My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help understand the process of your healing, whether it is from grief, everyday stressors, anxiety, depression, attachment injuries, traumatic experiences or life changes. I am happy to help you through life changes, grief, trauma, and that sticking point we all need a bit of extra help with.

 


 

Education:
Bachelor of Science St Mary’s College Moraga – Psychology 2008
Bachelor of Arts St Mary’s College Moraga- Theology  2008
Masters in Social Work- Cal State East Bay 2010


License, Certifications & Awards: Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Additional Training: Becoming Certified in Traumatic Stress, completing Addiction Studies Certification, Professional Activities and Memberships: NASW, CAMFT, ADEC

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I always find beauty in the things that are odd & imperfect – they are much more interesting

-Marc Jacobs

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Rates

$ 100.00 per 50-minute session

Insurance
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • I am in the process of being accepted my Medi-Cal.

Reduced Fee
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.

Payment
Cash and check accepted for payment.

Cancellation Policy
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

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Contact
Questions? Please contact me for further information.

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Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.