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             I am an approved Medi-Cal Fee For Service (FFS) provider for San Diego County residents who receive Medi-Cal and meet certain eligibility criteria. Med-Cal beneficiaries in San Diego County are generally required to select an HMO, which is responsible for coordinating all of their health care; although for individuals with unique mental health needs The County of San Diego has contracted with Optum (formerly United Behavioral Health) to determine whether an individual would be better served by seeing a Medi-Cal Fee For Service Provider (a Private Practice Mental Health Clinician). If you have a question about whether you meet criteria, you can call the San Diego County Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. 

As my practice is located in North Coastal San Diego County, The Access and Crisis Line may also be able to find a therapist who is located closer to you. While I do also provide services by Telehealth, if that is your preference; it is my belief that therapy is more effective when conducted in person, but I will do my best to accommodate your needs.


I am an authorized Medicare Provider, although I limit the number of individuals I am able to provide services under MEDICARE and am currently not providing services under any MEDICARE Advantage HMO's. I can provide services with MEDICARE Supplement Services (MediGap) in some cases. 

Private Insurance

I am not currently on any Private Insurance Panels, but I am able to provide necessary billing details, if you are under a PPO Insurance. Under PPO, you are responsible for the bill; but your insurance company can reimburse you for approved psychotherapy, up to an allowed amount, according to your specific policy.  I am able to provide the required documentation that your PPO may request to facilitate your reimbursement. As a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LPCC #296 State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences) and an NPI provider (National Provider Identification), I meet all criteria for providing psychotherapy. I also provide marriage or couple counseling; and am able to treat individuals who are having various relationship issues as well as other personal, health or other life challenges. 


Private Pay/Sliding Scale/Office of Social Justice-Mental Health Ministry

I make an effort to provide a limited amount of my professional services at a sliding scale rate.

        The regular rate for psychotherapy is $200 for a 50-minute session and I typically recommend at least 2 sessions per month. Under a sliding scale the session rate can be reduced and occasionally waived.  I am also listed on the San Diego Catholic Diocese as an approved Catholic Therapist. My personal beliefs include many tenets of Catholicism, particularly Reconciliation and receipt of the Eucharist.  At the same time, I respect all faiths and can provide services to individuals of other faiths, non-believers and those in alternative lifestyles. I treat everyone with respect and compassion.

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