Teletherapy in California
Let's Meet Up (Virtually)
During these trying times, our need for connection and support is stronger than ever. We are all in the same stressful boat, trying not to sink. You don’t have to paddle alone.
What's the difference between teletherapy and telehealth?
Telehealth is the umbrella word most commonly used for medical services that are provided remotely (instead of in-person).
When done by therapists and counselors, it is sometimes termed:
Currently, therapists most commonly refer to it as teletherapy.
Is teletherapy right for me?
Teletherapy allows you to...
Access therapy from the comfort of your own home.
Save time by eliminating the commute to and from my office.
Work with me from anywhere in California.
Save money by eliminating the cost of gas or wear and tear on your car.
Increase privacy by avoiding in-person visits.
Maintain regular sessions even if you are traveling or away on business.
“In the wake of the COVID-19 viral pandemic, the world will likely experience a serious mental health crisis. Even as the first wave of infection passes, stressors associated with COVID-19 (including self-quarantine, social distancing, job loss, and threat of illness) will persist. These factors can be expected to have a significant impact on the human psyche and contribute to a secondary mental health epidemic.
...we can expect as much as 10% of the population to meet criteria for major depressive disorder following a crisis, and perhaps even more to meet criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety”.
The American Journal of Psychiatry, The Role of Psychotherapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic, June 9, 2020
Why try it now?
How does it work?
Getting Started with SimplePractice
The following guide will answer most questions you may have about the secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth system I use through
SimplePractice.com. It is best to test out your equipment (laptop, desktop computer, phone, or tablet) per the guide’s directions well before your appointment to ensure no time is wasted troubleshooting technical issues. I am also happy to explain the process in more detail once we have scheduled a free initial consultation.
What teletherapy services do I offer?
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have continued to offer services locally in Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, but in the interest of safety I have mostly shifted my practice to teletherapy using a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform called SimplePractice as well as doing sessions with patients over the phone.
With telehealth, I am now able to provide clients with counseling or therapy outside Los Angeles County (but still within the state of California where I hold a license to practice Marriage & Family Therapy). When in-person counseling again becomes safe, long-distance clients and those who wish to continue virtually will of course have the option to continue to do so.
*Please note: for some clients local to the Santa Clarita area, socially-distanced Walk & Talk sessions are still available as an in person option.
What are my areas of expertise?
I help motivated adults and teens overcome a variety of issues, including:
Anxiety, Panic, OCD
Chronic Pain and Illness
Grief and Loss
Marital and Premarital Counseling
Mindfulness and Meditation
Peer and Workplace Relationships
What do I need to do now?
Get in touch and we’ll see if we’re a good fit. Together, we'll create a plan with concrete strategies to help you feel better and create a more beautiful life (and it won’t take years!)