Scheduling & Rates

If you are interested in finding out whether I might be a good therapist for you, I offer a free 20-minute consultation by phone.


I invite you to call me at 510-496-6001 and leave a message with several good times to reach you.  

Please leave your number twice to make sure I can hear it. 

You may also send me an inquiry through this website or directly to my email address:


As of January 2021: 


my rate is $160 per 60-minute hour.  Additional time over the hour can be requested at a rate of $40 per quarter hour.


All my sliding scale/low fee slots are filled. 


I am a provider for Cigna and Blue Shield but have currently filled these openings.


I will no longer be contracted with Cigna or Blue Shield as of October 31, 2001. However, I can provide you with a Superbill, which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement (see below for more information).

"What if I'm covered by another insurance company?"

If you have a PPO plan, it's worth calling your insurer to see whether you are eligible for partial reimbursement. When calling your company, talk to a benefits specialist and let them know you are interested in working with an "out-of-network provider." 


The following questions are a good place to start:

  • Does my plan cover some portion of services with licensed, out-of-network providers?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

  • How many sessions per year does my mental/behavioral health insurance cover?

Please call me if you are interested in learning more about using your PPO plan to pay for my services;

I'd be happy to explain more fully how that works.