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Ready to Begin?

Here are some helpful details to get started:

Exploring the FAQ will empower you with important information about my therapeutic approach, session structure, and other frequently asked questions about what to expect from our work together. Here are some highlights from the FAQ to get us started:


My current fee is $190 per 50-minute individual therapy session. Sessions occur weekly, as this frequency is found to be optimal, but more or less frequent sessions are available later in the process depending on clinical need. Unfortunately at this time, I do not have any open sliding scale spots remaining.

I do reserve limited low-fee spots for Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who may be experiencing financial hardship. Please inquire about availability prior to the start of therapy if you're interested in utilizing one of these spots.


I'm currently not an in-network provider with any insurance company. I'm happy to supply you with a superbill each month which you can send to your insurance provider, however, reimbursement for out-of-network mental health service is determined by your specific coverage and I cannot predict or affect that determination.



Therapy is a bit of an adventure. What we discuss in our weekly sessions is best applied to, or inquired about, in your day-to-day life. This is how most people see benefits from therapy.

The process may not always feel blissful. Like most things in life, sometimes getting to the good stuff requires some confrontation with discomfort. Therapy is often more about surrendering, unlearning, and experiencing rather than "trying to change" or eradicating unpleasant feelings. Self-inquiry, self-expression, and meaning-making lend themselves to this process.


I work well with curious and thoughtful individuals who take their internal lives and emotional selves seriously or want to learn to do so.


Sessions are held exclusively online through a secured video platform for individuals located and residing in California. I cannot meet with anyone who is outside of California. 

Getting Started

If you're ready to begin or have additional questions not covered in the FAQ, contact me through the form below and I'll reach out with some scheduling options for an initial consultation call. This phone call is free of charge and will last 10-20 minutes, giving us an opportunity to get a preliminary glance at whether or not we're a good fit.

Contact Vanessa
To request a FREE initial consultation for therapy services, please fill out the form below or send an email to Please note that even though sessions are conducted via telehealth, Vanessa can only see clients residing and located in California.

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or visit your local emergency room rather than submitting the form below. These resources are also available to you.

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