Every person that comes to psychotherapy arrives with different reasons and circumstances. In many ways, I have found that people coming to therapy oftentimes struggle with understanding their feelings and how their problems or their lives somehow got out of control.

Examples of the kinds of people that I work with include:

  • Teenagers that are easily frustrated, stressed out, or are having a difficult time with their parents;
  • Young couples that are seriously committed yet are having trust, intimacy, or sexual problems;
  • Women that routinely feel frustrated, stressed, and unappreciated by others in their personal and professional lives;
  • Men who feel stuck in their relationships and life and aren’t one to usually talk about their troubles;
  • Persons that put a lot of effort into getting to know people yet have a difficult time getting close and consistently feel used;
  • Professionals with solid careers yet still don’t feel together.

Solving these and other personal problems requires courage, a willingness to take risks, and a reassurance that you are not alone in your struggles. You aren’t. To accomplish your personal goals in psychotherapy–whether it is to improve a relationship, overcome roadblocks to success, have a healthier sex life, or to simply grow–I will use a tailored, integrated, and holistic theoretical approach to best suit your needs and goals.


My full fee is $140.00 an hour for individual treatment or $170.00 an hour for couples counseling, which lasts 45-50 minutes and allows me the remaining time to complete my notations. I do, however, operate on a sliding scale (if necessary), so that therapy does not become a financial burden, and so those that can afford therapy are also helping those that can’t afford the care that they need. The fees that I charge are competitive within Long Beach, California, and the greater Los Angeles area.


If you have coverage for mental health services through your insurance provider, such as Aetna PPO, Anthem Blue Cross PPO, Cigna PPO, United PPO, or any other provider with out-of-network allowances, then I can create a superbill for you to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Some people will receive a portion of counseling fees reimbursed to them from their insurance companies. Being reimbursed the full fee is extremely rare.

Millions of people have seen counselors and used their insurance to pay for services. The vast majority has noticed no change in their personal insurability, or health insurance premiums, as a result. However, such an occurrence is possible. Please note, insurance companies require me to assign a formal psychiatric diagnosis for the purpose of treatment, which would become part of your medical record if you choose to use your insurance for psychotherapy.


If you have questions or concerns regarding my services or if would like to find out if psychotherapy is right for you at this time, feel free to give me a call at (323) 456-3010 for a free 20-minute phone consultation or email me at to schedule an appointment.