Frequently Asked Questions
What is telehealth?
Telehealth is an effective way of connecting with your therapist from the convenience and comfort of your own home. I use a secure video-conferencing platform, which means that your therapy sessions are confidential and protected. Bonus: you can stay cozy in your favorite spot on the couch. All you need is a device with a camera, mic, updated browser, and a reliable internet connection.
I see that you're based in California. I live in another state; can we still work together?
Unfortunately, not at this time. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California, which means my license covers services only for California residents. But thanks to the recent popularity of telehealth, you have expanded access to therapists across your state, whether it's California or somewhere else!
I'm not sure if therapy is for me. How do I start this process?
In therapy, a good fit is everything. If you're curious about getting started with me, call or send me a message -- you can find my contact information here. We'll set up a free 30-minute phone consultation; this initial chat is an opportunity for you to ask questions and talk about the kind of support you're hoping for. Together, we'll decide if we're a good fit and move forward from there.
What kind of therapy do you provide?
There are a lot of clinical, academic ways to describe different therapy styles, but the heart of my practice is culturally responsive therapy. It means that we acknowledge and bring in all aspects of your identity. Race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and a ton of other layers shape the way we experience and interact with the world. Our lives are complex and continually evolving; my goal as a culturally responsive therapist is to create space for all facets of our lived experience.