Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the FAQ page, where you’ll find answers to common questions about therapy services that utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to address compulsive behaviors and marital issues for individuals and couples.

Can I receive therapy in person, or is teletherapy available?
Due to the high demand for teletherapy, I provide most of my sessions online but can have in-person sessions as needed for specific circumstances. As long as you’re in California, we can work together.
What are your hours?
My therapy sessions are available weekdays 10 am – 7 pm.
What is your cancellation policy?
I require a 24-hour cancellation.
Do you take insurance?
I do not take insurance, but I can create a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement by request.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, Venmo, and Zelle.
Do you work with individuals only, or do you also provide couples therapy?
I offer therapy services for individuals dealing with compulsive sexual behaviors and couples experiencing marital issues. My approach can be tailored to address individual or relational concerns.
How can I get started with therapy for compulsive behaviors or marital issues?

Starting therapy is a straightforward process. You can contact me by phone or email to schedule an initial consultation. During this session, we’ll discuss your unique needs, address any questions, and create a personalized treatment plan to help you or your relationship move toward positive change.

Please reach out if you have additional questions or are ready to take the first step toward positive change. I’m here to support your journey to a healthier, more fulfilling life and relationships.

What is CBT, and how does it work in therapy for compulsive behaviors?
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well-established therapeutic approach that identifies and modifies negative thought patterns and behaviors. In treating compulsive behaviors, CBT helps individuals gain insight into their actions and develop healthier coping strategies.
What is ACT, and how is it used in therapy for compulsive behaviors and marital issues?
ACT, or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, is a mindfulness-based approach that aims to help individuals accept their thoughts and feelings without judgment and commit to values-based actions. In therapy, ACT can effectively manage compulsive behaviors and improve marital relationships by promoting psychological flexibility.
How do I know if I need therapy for compulsive behaviors or marital issues?
If you struggle with repetitive, self-destructive behaviors or are experiencing conflict and communication issues in your marriage, seeking therapy can be beneficial. An initial consultation can help determine the most appropriate course of action if you’re uncertain.
What can I expect from therapy for compulsive behaviors and marital issues?
In therapy, we will work collaboratively to identify the underlying causes of your compulsive behaviors or marital problems. You will learn practical strategies to manage compulsions and improve communication and connection within your relationship.
How long does therapy typically last, and how often are the sessions scheduled?
The duration of therapy varies based on individual and couples needs, progress, and goals. Sessions are typically scheduled weekly or bi-weekly, but the frequency is determined based on your unique situation.
Is therapy confidential, and are there exceptions to confidentiality?
Therapy sessions are confidential, with the information you share protected by law. However, exceptions may apply in cases where there is a risk of harm to yourself or others. Your therapist will explain these exceptions during your first session.
What qualifications and experience does the therapist have?
I am a licensed psychotherapist with extensive training and experience in CBT and ACT. I am dedicated to staying updated with the latest therapeutic techniques and research to provide the best care.