My San Rafael office is conveniently located just a few blocks from the US-101 (nearest exit Central San Rafael), public transit and nearby downtown shopping areas. Dedicated parking is available behind the building. There is also street parking. This area is serviced by the SMART train.
Before scheduling a first appointment, I would like to speak with you on the telephone for 5-10 minutes to determine if my practice is the best fit for your needs. This initial telephone consultation is free.
The first session will be a 75-minute comprehensive consultation during which I will take a complete history, and we will have a chance to collaboratively determine what steps in your treatment will come next. Any necessary tests will be ordered, and after the session, I will contact past providers and/or family members who we agree would be helpful in providing extra information about you.
Psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes. I am available to meet weekly or more frequently, and medications are used when necessary. We will determine together what psychotherapeutic modality best meets your needs.
Medication management-only sessions are 25 or 50 minutes and are usually monthly, but frequency varies depending on need. Medication management is available to patients who need psychiatric services in addition to the psychotherapy work they are already doing with a non-psychiatrist clinician. I am happy to consult with your therapist.
Fees and Payment:
Current appointment fees are:
- $450 for an initial, 75-minute evaluation
- $350 for a 50-minute psychotherapy and/or medication management appointment
- $250 for a 25-minute medication management appointment
Although I may be listed on your insurance plan, I do no accept insurance in my private practice (I am only contracted with insurance companies for my work at Marin General Hospital and for providing TMS). Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to receive reimbursement for the treatment you receive in my private practice. I am happy to help you navigate this process and will provide you with a receipt that can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement.
The full fee for your session will be charged if the appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.