Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you only work with young girls or persons with trauma?
My specialties lie in these two areas, however, I have experience working with a variety of clientele, and highly enjoy working with families, couples, and individuals. I believe you deserve a professional clinician that is best suited to work with you; therefore, if my skills are not a good match, I would be happy to refer you to a better-suited clinician.
2. What is talk therapy?
Talk therapy refers to psychotherapy in which clients discuss problems and solutions with a licensed therapist. With the therapeutic context, therapists and counselors may employ other methods beyond talking, such as art therapy and play therapy. The therapist employs non-judgmental and non-biased active listening techniques in order to help the client move toward resolution of emotional issues. Furthermore, therapy relies on confidentiality to create a welcoming environment of honesty and transparency.Talk therapy often examines: distorted cognitions (harmful ways of thinking), problematic behaviors, emotional reactions, and interpersonal relationships.
Talk therapy often examines: distorted cognitions (harmful ways of thinking), problematic behaviors, emotional reactions, and interpersonal relationships.
Many research studies have concluded that the most effective course of treatment for many mental illnesses is a combination of both medication and talk therapy.
3. Do you take Insurance?
While insurance may provide some convenience, for a variety of reasons, I do not accept insurance at this time. Insurance requires personal information to be revealed about you, the client, and out of respect for your privacy, I choose not to be on any insurance panels. That being said, I would be happy to fill out any reimbursement claims that you may have; however, you as the client are responsible for insurance claim submital.
4. What are your office hours?
I do not have set office hours, but rather try to match my availability with your schedule to find a consistent session time.
5. How did you learn Spanish?
I had the opportunity of studying abroad in Costa Rica and have also received a Minor in Spanish Language from Azusa Pacific University.
6. What form of payment do you accept?
At this point in time, I am accepting personal check and cash payments.
7. What does MS/MA mean?
“MS” refers to my Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. “MA” refers to my Masters of Art Degree in Cross-Cultural Studies.