FALL HOURS FOR IN-OFFICE OR TELEHEALTH SESSIONS: (subject to change week-to-week):
Mondays: NOT IN THE OFFICE
Tuesdays: 10am-230, 6-9pm
Thursdays: 9am-11am (Telehealth only), 5pm-9pm
Fridays: NOT IN THE OFFICE
Sundays and Major Holidays: NOT IN THE OFFICE
I offer complimentary 50 minute consultations in office or via video on Wednesdays at 5pm and Saturday afternoons. Please contact me for available days.
Note that if you are a current client and cannot find a time that works for you in my availability calendar, you can contact me directly.
THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF COVID-19:
If you are a CURRENT CLIENT and have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions in a negative way and are concerned about being able to continue your therapy, please contact me directly to discuss a temporary rate reduction that works for your budget.
GUIDELINES FOR IN-PERSON SESSIONS:
I will continue to offer both in-person and telehealth sessions for individuals and couples. Please keep in mind that reimbursement for telehealth services is subject to change depending on applicable laws and insurance regulations. By attending in-person services, you assume sole risk of exposure to the coronavirus and any other public health risks. I also ask that you please adhere to the following precautions to help keep everyone
- Per Governor Newsom's 6/18 mandate, masks are required in the building, waiting room, and in the office. I will also be wearing a mask for the duration of the mandate. If you
prefer to not wear a mask, you have the option of doing a video or phone session.
- Avoid touching your face or eyes with your hands.
- Minimize your exposure between appointments.
- Keep a 6-ft distance from others, except your partner/spouse, and do not engage in physical contact.
- I will not be making any physical contact with you in the office, and I will open and close the office door.
- Wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before entering the office. I have alcohol-based hand sanitizer available for your use inside my office. I wipe down the chair arms, water dispenser nozzle, and sanitizer pump with Clorox wipes between clients.
- Do not attend your in-person appointment if you’re experiencing symptoms of any illness. If you have been ill, out of the country, or on an airplane in the last two weeks, please do not come in and wait at least 14 days before scheduling your next session.
My practice will continue to follow best practices to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. If anyone in my office tests positive for the virus, I will notify you.
Please understand that I may be required to notify local health authorities if you’ve tested positive for COVID-19. If so, I will only provide information that’s only absolutely necessary for their purposes.
I remain committed to following state and federal guidelines and to adhering to prevailing professional healthcare standards to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in my office. Despite careful attention to sanitizing, social distancing, and other protocols, there is still a chance that you will be exposed to COVID-19 in the office. If, at any point, you prefer to stop in-person services or to consider transitioning to remote services, please
let me know.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We will get through this together by staying safe and on top of new developments and guidelines.
ONLINE THERAPY RESOURCES FOR CLIENTS
I am offering both in-office as well as video and phone sessions. I will continue to care about your well-being and emotional health during this difficult time, and I know that it can be very important to have support and compassion right now. I remain committed to providing care to all my individual and couples clients.
Video or phone sessions are available if one of the following apply:
- physical disability that keeps you homebound or makes it difficult to travel
- current illness or injury
- concern for privacy
- self-quarantine or self-isolation due to an ongoing public health crisis
- scheduling issues with my in-office availability
If you are not familiar or comfortable with video sessions, no worries! Here are some resources for you to check out so you have the best experience, and of course I am available for any questions or concerns! Click on any of the links below:
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Relationship Problems: What Are They Really?
What is it about problems in relationships? And why do they tend to show up after we have already become attached and committed to the other? Is the universe out to get us after all? Is there any way around them? What can we do about them? When do we know if they are "deal-breakers"?
These are just some of the questions that come up, not only in my office, but also among my friends. After all, it does seem like a cruel joke at times--we meet someone who seems perfect, until they aren't. Sadly, I see people making inaccurate and painful conclusions about themselves when this happens, such as "I always choose poorly", or worse, "I am such a loser".
Negative conclusions like these are inaccurate because they don't describe what is really going on when two people have been together for a while. While it's true that sometimes we choose partners poorly, it is not because we are broken in the choosing department. Additionally, these conclusions about ourselves often keep us from staying in a relationship where we can actually heal interpersonal wounds; we end
up breaking up when we don't need to.
So what do we do about problems when they show up? How do we know when to walk, and when to stay and work on them? To answer this, we need to first understand what they are and what they are not...
Let's dive in...
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