How do I get started?

     If you are here, reading this page, you’ve already taken the first steps to beginning therapy. The next step is reaching out.

         I offer an initial, free 15-minute phone consultation. Please call (707) 564-7579 and leave me a message. I’ll return your call as soon as I’m able to.

     In our initial consultation I’ll ask a few questions. It can be helpful to start thinking about the answers now. I may be curious about:

  • What brings you to therapy at this time?

  • How do you understand this issue?

  • What are you hoping to get out of therapy?

  • If you’ve been in therapy before, what did you find helpful? What wasn’t helpful?

     At the end of our conversation I’ll let you know if I believe I can help, or if I think you’d be better served by a referral or different type of service.

     If I believe I can help, we will schedule our first appointment.


      Although meeting two or more times per week dramatically enhances a therapy, many people attend once a week sessions.

      Sometimes, within the first few meetings, I will come to understand that a different type, duration, or frequency of therapy would be most helpful. If that is the case I will make these recommendations

    If you still have some questions about therapy or about my approach please feel free to explore those sections of my website. 

    If you are having a psychiatric emergency, please call 911. If are in crisis and need to speak to somebody immediately, please call 1-877-ONE-LIFE to speak with a trained crisis counselor.