Commonly Asked Questions & Answers
How do I know if you're the right therapist for me?
Finding the right therapist is not unlike forming any relationship. It has to work for you and is primarily. based on connection. This can take time so we recommend trying a few sessions. We take a client-centered approach where you provide feedback about what works for you and what doesn't so we start with a fully transparent relationship. You are putting time and money into therapy so it's important that it works for you. If I'm not the right fit, I will provide you with a list of therapist referrals.
Do you take insurance?
As an Associate Marriage Family Therapist, all billing is done via my supervisor at Botaitis Therapy Group. We do not accept insurance but will provide a superbill upon request which you can submit to your insurance. New to submitting claims for out-of-network clinicians? Don't worry, you can click here to learn more where we break it down, step-by-step. Use these helpful instructions and tips to find out if your insurance provides reimbursements and how to submit claims. I am always happy to answer questions as well.
What is your rate?
Each 50-minute session is $150/hour and 80-minute sessions are $180/hour. I have limited sliding scale spots available. If this rate does not work for you, please inquire. I understand that fees can be uncomfortable to talk about but I encourage you to speak up and let me know if you would like to receive therapy but cannot afford that rate.
What forms of payment do you take and how will I be billed?
We take cash, credit card, Venmo or Zelle. Payment is due on the day of each session and will be billed to your card on file at the end of the day. Other forms of payment (cash, Venmo, Zelle) must be completed by the beginning of session. Cancellations must occur 48 hours prior to each session in order to avoid full payment.
What does the symbol in your logo mean?
The unalome represents the path to enlightenment. Like the symbol, our journey in life is not a straight line. There are many twists and curves. Despite life's challenges, we keep moving forward, learning new things about ourselves and others. The unalome tells our story and together, in therapy, we will retell your story and break the cycle of suffering while increasing self-awareness. Santa Ynez Valley Therapy empowers you to make positive changes in order to reach your goals.