DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Yes. I am currently an in-network provider for:
• BCBS PPO (*not HMO)
If you have a policy for which I am considered an out-of-network provider, I am happy to provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company along with a claim so that you can obtain out-of-network reimbursement from your insurance company for our visits.
WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?
I see clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. My hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are from 9 am until 8 pm and on Thursday they are from 9 am until 5 pm. My clients make standing weekly appointments with me.
WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO WRITE ME A LETTER SO I CAN GET AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL?
No. I do not write these kinds of letters or participate in this process. Some landlords and/or airlines accept these letters from a medical doctor so it's worth finding out and asking your general/primary care practitioner if they can provide this. Other times, landlords/airlines do request the letter be from a therapist or psychiatrist. I have helped clients of mine get connected to other therapists or psychiatrists who do offer these particular services.
DO YOU TREAT COUPLES AND FAMILIES TOO?
Nope, I provide only individual therapy. My education, training, and background are primarily in modalities and techniques used in individual therapy. I consider myself best equipped to assist clients via one-on-one work. I would be happy to try to assist those seeking couple's and/or family therapy in finding a therapist from among the many skilled family and couple's practitioners in the area.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Each session is 50 minutes long. It is preferable that we meet on a weekly basis until we see sustained symptom improvement.
WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND?
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Northwestern University in 1999. I returned to Northwestern to earn my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology in 2004. My training and post-graduate experiences have primarily been in working with individuals in community mental health, inpatient hospital, and private practice settings and we've worked on issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, high-stress environments, life transitions, cultural identity, and family of origin issues. I have also spent some time working with groups, families, and couples in in-home therapy and EAP settings. I am a native Spanish speaker and have been able to provide psychotherapy services in Spanish to clients throughout my career. In 2019, I received my certification in Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMH-C) from the global organization Postpartum Support International.
ARE YOU SEEING CLIENTS IN PERSON AND/OR VIRTUALLY?
I am back in the office and am offering in-person sessions. As availability opens up for me, I am only taking on new clients who are looking to come into the office for in-person services. I am no longer taking new clients who are seeking only virtual therapy sessions. Many other therapists are still offering virtual sessions so please contact your insurance to get a list of telehealth providers or use Psychology Today to find one.