Intake Forms and FAQs
Q: What should I expect when I contact you?
A: I will ask you to please complete the intake forms:
-Sexual Evaluation (for clients who wish to do sex therapy);
If you prefer meeting in person to discuss the information, we will complete the forms together during your assessment sessions.
With couples, I usually spend one session individually to go over one partner’s intake forms, one individual session to go over the other partner’s intake forms, and a third session to provide joint feedback and to map out the couple’s treatment goals.
Q: What is your availability?
A: I offer meetings in Laguna Hills, Mondays through Fridays. I also offer online sessions and evening sessions on Mondays through Thursday evenings.
Q: What is your fee schedule?
A: My fee for 50 minutes is $185, and for a 60 minutes workshop session $70. My work with clients is solution focused and short term; from each session, you will be able to take a way a resource and apply it to your life right away.
Q: Are you on an insurance panel?
A: I am not on an insurance panel. However, I provide receipts for the client for self-submission the client's insurance. The insurance that receives the receipt listing the fee for the visit is then counting the fee towards meeting the out-of-network deductible. In addition, you may check with your accountant if any unreimbursed expenses for your visits may be considered as "other medical/dental expenses" and may be listed as such on your tax return for the calendar year during which you visited.
Q: How do you treat sexual difficulties?
A: I use use a sequential, task based approach that consists
weekly communication, touching, and educational experiences. Experiences are fine-tuned to each couple’s needs so that they can progress through the exercises at a good pace. Depending on the treatment goals, couples may progress through the tasks within 12-14 weeks (if they find time to engage in one communication, one touching, and one educational experience per week). Couples can also choose to do a sexual retraining weekend intensive or a week-long accelerated retraining instead of weekly sessions.
Q: In our previous treatment we were advised to stay sexually abstinent as my partner recovered from sexual addiction but we are ready to get develop our sex life after recovery. How will you work with us?
A: If you sought treatment for sexual addiction, I use the Sexual Reintegration Approach that is one of the 30 Tasks that were developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes. Depending on the specifics of the sexual addictive behavior that you (and/or your partner) has worked on, we will adjust the sex therapy process to match your intimacy exercises with the treatment goals that you embarked on for your sexual addiction. I will be able to determine this upon your completion of the intake process.
Q: We really like our therapist but he/she is not trained in sex therapy/addiction therapy/EMDR therapy. Can you work with all of us?
A: Yes! I work with you (the individual or the couple) and your therapist. You will need to sign the authorization to release information form so that I can confer with your therapist. This will allow me to guide you through the sexual retraining/recovery tasks while your referring therapist can remain the point of reference for a more in depth work of the topics that arise from the sexual retraining tasks.
QUESTIONS ABOUT ONLINE CLASSES:
Q: I am having troubles when I try signing up for the program. What do I do?
Please contact [email protected] and I will help you get started with the program.
Q: I am trying to apply a coupon, but the coupon code is not working. What do I do?
Please contact [email protected] and I help you resolve the issue.
Q: Will my email address be visible to other users?
No, your email address is kept hidden.
Q: If I applied a coupon, what will happen if my coupon expires?
The coupon will expire, and you will no longer have access to the modules.
Q: Can I extend the coupon offer?
No, the coupon is only valid for the discount or days as indicated. However, after your coupon expires, you may contact us at [email protected] to request continuation in the program you enrolled in.
Q: Can other participants see my progress?
No, this is a self-paced program where only you can track your progress and growth.
Q: Will my debit or credit card be charged after the coupon expires?
No, your card will not be charged after the coupon expires.