Frequently Asked Questions
Q? Do you only work with couples or people in relationships?
A. I love working with couples and people in relationships and I also enjoy working with individuals not in the context of couples therapy.
Q? I know you specialize in working with men, but do you work with women too?
A. Yes, I do enjoy working with women and helping them sort out relationship problems they may have with their husbands.
Q? How do I book an appointment?
A. Simply email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will be happy to coordinate a time for the two of us to meet for a 45-minute in-person consultation or 45-minute telephone consultation.
Q? Where is your office?
A. My office is located at 4100 Campus Drive. Suite 200 Newport Beach, CA 92660.
Q? What are your fees?
A. My fees vary depending on your needs and the services you choose. Once I know more about your situation and your goals, I can provide a quote for you. The best way to do this is to set up an initial consultation. During this time you can advise me of your situation and we will determine how I might best serve you. I offer a variety of therapy & coaching service packages at different price points, which can be customized to your individual needs.
Q? What are my office hours?
A. I generally work Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. I sometimes work into the evenings to accommodate a few of my clients work schedules, but those times are limited. I do not see clients in my office over the weekend, however, I do reserve the weekends for 1 and 2 day coaching intensives.
Q? Do you work with people via Skype?
A. Yes, many of my clients work out of state or for other reasons are not able to come to my office. Using Skype or sessions by telephone are very common and can be an efficient and effective way to offer my services.
Q? Do you accept insurance?
A. I am considered an “out-of-network provider” by most insurance companies, but I can provide my clients with monthly receipts (called Super-Bills) to submit to their insurance companies. For clients that would like to utilize their insurance benefits, many plans have “out of network” benefits that will reimburse you some portion of the therapy cost.
**A note about using your insurance for therapy: Many people may not realize that using your insurance benefits to pay for individual or couples therapy can have future adverse consequences that could effect future employment opportunities, medical or life insurance premiums or your ability to receive future medical or life insurance benefits. Put simply, your insurance company will only pay for therapy (whether using an in-network provider or out-of-network provider) if you are given a significant psychiatric diagnosis by the therapist. No significant psychiatric diagnosis means the services aren’t warranted according to the insurance company and you won’t be able to utilize your benefits. Conversely, a significant psychiatric diagnosis required to utilize your benefits will be forever and permanently part of your medical records, which is likely to have an adverse negative impact for future medical insurance, life insurance, or occupational opportunities. Just an FYI that many people do not fully understand.
Q? Are you accepting new clients?
A. As a way to honor, respect, and provide the most value to my clients, I only commit to working with a small number of people at any given time. I believe passionately in giving my very best to my clients and investing in their lives 100%, and I can only do that by keeping my caseload small and intimate. Therefore, space is limited in my practice.
However, if you feel like we might be a good fit for each other, I would love to hear from you. The best way for us to move forward is to shoot me an email (email@example.com) and tell me a little of what is going on in your life. I will get back to you within 24 hours and at that time we can set up a time to either meet in person or talk on the phone.