Information about Services
In my work with all people, I use an intercultural lens which not only takes into consideration all aspects of your identity, but also the context(s) in which you have lived. I work in an integrative approach combining the science of psychology with the art of therapy. The science helps us understand the connection between our brain, body and emotions and how our past, present and future are impacted. The art of therapy is taking this knowledge and using it to come closer to our desired life experiences.
The length and structure of therapy will vary from person to person. Some people seek therapy to work on one specific issue, such as stress related to their workplace. In this scenario, therapy can be brief and focused. Others may seek therapy to address multiple concerns, such as family relationships, romance, career, low self-esteem, and a history of depression. In this case, therapy can be ongoing and exploratory. Naturally, how we work together will be openly discussed and decided according to what is most appropriate for your therapy goals.
Therapy services are available for some individuals via secure video chat. However, not all clients are recommended to use video chat to receive therapeutic services (more information).
For those who are looking for specific types of treatment, here are some examples of models I use: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Interpersonal Neurobiology techniques (IPNB), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Unified Protocol (UP). The model of therapy used in our work will be determined after discussing the your interests, complaints, and goals. Ultimately, I strive for shared decision making with people so that therapy is a collaborative journey.
Areas of Interest
- Trauma and PTSD (sexual violence, natural disasters, accidents, intergenerational trauma, etc.)
- Career and Workplace Concerns
- Global Nomad/Third Culture Kids Concerns
- Relationship Concerns (partner/romantic, family, work)
- Expatriate and Immigrant Adjustment (culture shock, re-entry shock)
- International Student Concerns
- Identity Concerns (racial, ethnic, class, differently-abled, sexual orientation)
- Depression and/or Anxiety
- Spiritual Concerns
- Major Life Transitions (termination of relationships, divorce, moving, death/grief/loss)
- Sexuality Concerns
Fees and Appointments
My fees match the market rate for psychologists in the locations where I am licensed.
California residents: $200 per 50 minute session
DC residents: $250 per 50 minute session
I also offer some low-cost/pro bono (free) therapy. Please contact me for more information. I am also part of the therapist network for Grow Restored Foundation who provides scholarships to folks who would like support supplementing the cost of therapy.
All cancellations need to be made 24 hours prior to the appointment time or the full fee will be charged.
I am not affiliated with any health insurance panels nor do I bill insurance companies directly. This enables you to have the therapy experience that is best for you, and not one that is dictated by managed care.
I can provide “‘superbill” for our sessions if you’d like to seek reimbursement from your health insurance company.
Mental Health.gov has helpful information regarding mental health insurance coverage.