Your First Appointments:
We generally use the first few sessions as an initial assessment period. During these sessions, we gather information about your child’s/teen’s and your family’s current difficulties in order to understand concerns and symptoms as well as discuss psychiatric, social, educational, and medical backgrounds. Once we have enough information to understand how best to help you and your child, we can discuss treatment recommendations and potential therapy goals and decide if we make a good treatment team.
It is also possible that we will request that formal assessment questionnaires be completed by you, your child/teen, and when applicable, relevant teachers and school staff, pediatricians to help us to better treat your child and family.
We typically schedule one fifty-minute psychotherapy session each week. More frequent sessions can be scheduled as indicated. Because therapy is an individualized matter, it is often difficult to predict courses of treatment and exact duration. We will work together in a time-limited manner to meet treatment goals.
Please call to discuss payment policies.
We do not participate in any managed care networks, but many PPO insurance plans offer coverage for the services of a licensed clinical psychologist. Please check with your insurance company to see whether reimbursement may be an option for you, as full payment of the fee is ultimately your responsibility.
Scheduling an appointment means reserving that time specifically for you; therefore, it is important to provide at least 48-hours notice should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Otherwise, the full fee will be charged for missed sessions and will be due at the time of your next appointment.
To Make An Appointment
For inquiries or to schedule a telephone assessment/initial appointment, please call us at 415.563.1033. We can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for non-confidential matters (e.g., appointment availability, specific questions regarding our services).
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or a life-threatening emergency, please call 911, contact your primary care physician, or go to your nearest emergency room.
Our independent practice is centrally located in Pacific Heights, close to many schools and medical buildings. There is metered parking and several 2-hour parking zones in the vicinity, as well as several muni stops (1, 1AX, 2, 4, 24, 31AX, 31BX, 38AX, 38BX).