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Approach & FAQ

Cognitive Behavioral 
Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy looks at how we think about things. Specifically, faulty or unhelpful thinking patterns that keep us stuck. Through awareness building and cognitive restructuring, we can identify when we've been hooked by an unhelpful thinking pattern and choose to disengage. By changing how we think, we impact how we feel and behave. 

Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP)

Exposure with Response Prevention is under the CBT umbrella. It is the gold-standard treatment for OCD and other anxiety-related disorders. It entails exposing ourselves to feared items (exposure) and resisting compulsive behavior (response prevention). Through this practice, we retrain our relationship to triggers and gain confidence that we can handle challenging emotions. Exposure work is collaborative and done gradually. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy shows us how to handle difficult thoughts, experiences, and feelings. It is a practice aimed at reducing emotional struggle and suffering. By practicing ACT, we build psychological flexibility. We learn to take our minds a little less seriously and have choices over what we engage with. 

Clients will learn to prioritize their values despite thoughts / feelings that may try to interfere. 

Inference Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT)

I-CBT is an evidence-based cognitive approach for OCD. It targets the initial obsessional doubt and reasoning process that perpetuates OCD. I-CBT helps us resolve OCD before the compulsion happens, making it an "upstream" approach. I-CBT involves building self-trust, trusting the senses, and noticing how OCD pulls you into the "OCD bubble". 

FAQ

(Q) How long will I need to be in therapy?

(A) Treatment duration will depend on the individual. As this is a goal-focused therapy, the average is 4-6 months. 

(Q) Are your sessions in-person or virtual?

(A) I offer both in-person and virtual sessions, depending on the day. In-person sessions are held at my office in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Please fill out a contact form to learn more. 

(Q) What are your fees? How long are the sessions?

(A) I begin with a 70-minute assessment and then 50-minute weekly sessions. 50-minute sessions are $220 and the assessment session is $300. I do not accept insurance but can provide a Superbill if your insurance provides out-of-network benefits. I recommend calling the number on the back of your insurance card to inquire about out-of-network benefits. 

(Q) Will there be homework?

(A) As a therapist, I want my clients to get the most out of their time in therapy. Homework assignments are discussed at the end of the session and always connect with your treatment goals. 

(Q) When are your office hours?

(A) I see clients Monday - Friday during varying hours, depending on the day. I have a limited number of before-work, after-school, and evening appointments. 

Good Faith Estimate (GFE) 

The federal “No Surprises Act” grants consumers the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much their medical and mental health care will cost.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

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