Individual Psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy often involves regularly scheduled talks between a therapist and client. These sessions may focus on current or past problems, thoughts and feelings, relationships, career concerns, identity issues, or mood and/or anxiety disorders. By sharing your troubles with a trained empathic person you may come to understand more about yourself, your relationships, your problems, and ways you can make things better.

Couples/Marital Psychotherapy

Relationships often offer intimacy, love, security, and support, but by their very nature, they can also become most difficult. Often the things we thought were charming in the beginning of our relationship (e.g., "spontaneity") are now the very things that drive us nuts (e.g., "lack of consistency")! Problems in our romantic relationships most often manifest themselves communication problems, financial problems, affairs, loss of desire and passion, stressful life transitions (e.g., planning a wedding, having a baby, changing homes, jobs, or geography, launching a child, retirement), and role strain. If you have tried to work it out on your own and things have not improved, it might really help to have a safe environment for discussing problems together with a trained professional.

Psychological and Forensic Evaluations

Psychological Evaluations are often helpful to learn more about the problems and pain in peoples lives. They can help confirm diagnoses and provide insight into personalities. The information generated from these evaluations can assist people in a wide range of circumstances from treatment planning with other medical and/or psychological providers to employment and educational settings. 

When these tests are used in the legal system, they are called Forensic Evaluations. Attorneys have hired me to help them understand their clients better while they pursue a legal question whether in immigration, administrative, or civil and criminal courts. Retaining attorneys may wish to change my role from that of a consultant to an expert witness if it is in the best interest of their clients. 

I provide psychological and forensic evaluations in both English and in Spanish. 
Common Concerns Addressed
in My Practice

  • Mood disorders, such as depression
  • Anxiety disorders, such as severe stress, post- traumatic stress, panic, and social phobias
  • Relationship issues, including pre-marital counseling and divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • Parent-child relationship problems
  • Adoption
  • Financial Disorders
  • Identity issues, including gender and sexual orientation, and ethnic and racial identities
  • Problems in acculturation, culture shock, grief and loss of homeland, racism
  • Multicultural psychology, Latin@ psychology (I am fluent in Spanish)
  • Gender issues, role strain, sexism
  • Career, work, and education   
Fees and Payment for Services

My basic fee is $150 for 45-50 minutes (the first intake and evaluation session is $200). Payment (cash, check, credit card) is expected at the time of the session unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Psychological and Forensic Evaluations are billed at a different rate. Please call for more information.

If you have a health insurance plan that covers psychotherapy, it may allow you to see me on an "out-of-network" basis, in which case you should be sure that you understand the deductible, co-pay, and reimbursement policies. (Click on the "FAQ" tab on the top of this page for more information about insurance.)

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