1. What health insurances do you accept?
I participate with two health insurances only: HMSA (commercial) and University Health Alliance (UHA).
2. I am not covered by any of those insurances. What is your self-pay rate?
$300 plus tax per session (approx. 45 minutes).
3. What’s the next step?
My psychotherapy calendar is quite full, but if you want to inquire about setting up an in-person consultation or to get back in touch, if you are a returning client, feel free to call my office at 943-2994. Inquiries for psychotherapy are handled via telephone only.
4. Where is your office located?
In Honolulu, near the Honolulu Museum of Art Spaulding House.
If you have scheduled an initial, in-person consult, more details will be provided to you.
5. Do I need to read / sign anything before my first visit?
At this time, you may review the Notice of Policies and Practices to Protect the Privacy of Your Health Information.
Once the initial consult has been scheduled, a few more forms — such as “Office Policies, General Information, and Agreement To Psychotherapy Services” — will be provided to you for review / signature.
6. What can I hope to achieve in counseling?
Good question! Since every person (client) is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. But this inspiring quote — from my article that was published on Psychology Today — sums it up quite nicely:
“No matter what, counseling can be a beautiful investment in your health, happiness, and personal power. Over time, you can work toward a state of heightened sense of confidence and self-assurance. Single or coupled, with a supportive partner or with one who resists change, the end goal of counseling is to help you reach a point where you can look at yourself in the mirror, with total self-belief, and say: “I have the power to become the kind of person, partner, and parent that I want to be. Nothing is stopping me.”