Thank you for visiting my website and taking the time to learn about my practice. My name is Sabrina, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with individuals, couples, teens, and families.
Choosing a therapist can be an overwhelming experience. One of the key ingredients to successful therapy is having a good connection with your therapist. If you develop a trusting relationship with your therapist, you will most likely do better work. I encourage people to interview therapists until they find the right fit.
Most people experience times or situations in their life in which additional support and help are needed. I offer a supportive, open and trusting environment to facilitate desired growth and change within the individual and/or the family. I have been working in the field since 1994 and have enjoyed watching people make positive life changes.
My approach is eclectic and I have a variety of specialized training that I draw from. I create treatment plans based on the unique needs of each client. I trained in Imago Therapy, which is a specific style of relationship therapy designed to help conflict within relationships become opportunities for healing and growth. I often use Imago Therapy with couples and individuals. I am certified in Positive Discipline, which supports raising self-reliant and responsible children with a positive approach. I often use this theory when working with parents struggling with their children's behavior. I do a lot of Cognitive Behavior Therapy when working with clients dealing with the negative thoughts and beliefs often associated with depression and anxiety. My hope is to support my clients through our connection and through education and interventions designed to meet the agreed upon goals.
You will also find in working with me that I am organized, punctual, responsive and consistent. I value your time and work hard to support you and your goals.
I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I earned my Bachelor of Arts at the University of California at Davis and my Master of Science at San Francisco State University. I spent my early career working with high school students and dependents of the court which fueled my passion to work with teens and at risk youth. I worked for five years in this field until I moved to San Diego.
In San Diego, I was the clinical coordinator at a juvenile diversion program where I learned the inner workings of the court system, probation and special education. Following this I worked briefly for WellPoint Behavioral Health where I learned about mental health insurance plans and how to navigate through the insurance world. I started my private practice in 2003 and have enjoyed the flexibility it has provided me while I raised my family.
In my free time I enjoy reading, exercise, the outdoors, volunteering, cooking and spending time with my family. I value a healthy work/life balance and strive to practice what I preach!
My private rate is $175 per session. Sessions last 45-55 minutes. In some circumstances, longer sessions are available. All clients have a right to a Good Faith Estimate. Please inquire if you would like one.
My private rate is $200 per session. Sessions last 45-55 minutes. In some circumstances, longer sessions are available. All clients have a right to a Good Faith Estimate. Please inquire if you would like one.
I accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, Health Savings Credit Cards and Debit Cards.
I am currently in-network with Aetna, Cigna and TriCare Prime. I can also provide a superbill which you can submit to your insurance to get reimbursed for out of network services. In many cases, you can use HSA or FSA benefits.
I am currently in-network with Concern, Anthem, Cigna, Claremont, and Cascade.
Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.