Here & NOW
I've been a practicing social worker for 15 years after receiving my Master of Social Welfare from University of California, Berkeley, in 2007. I have experience in a variety of practice settings and specialties including children & families, adolescents, young adults, healthcare, rural & urban social work, inpatient and outpatient treatment, dual diagnoses (mental/behavioral health & substance use disorders), LGBTQIA, and community mental health. I've been independently licensed since 2014 and practicing in Washington, DC since 2021.
My interest in clinical social work is rooted in my own experiences with anxiety and depression. A lifelong sufferer of generalized anxiety and associated depressive episodes, I found my professional calling as a clinical social worker to increase access to behavioral health services and share my knowledge, both personally and professionally, to help others. I'm grateful for all the people I get to help and who are, in turn, my best teachers.
Rates & Packages
I offer super bills for out-of-network reimbursement and work with UpLift to manage my in-network insurance claims. *
I offer the following rates for private pay clients:
Hourly (50 - 60 min) rate: $150 **
4, virtual sessions package (5% discount if paid in advance) ***
8, virtual sessions package (10% discount if paid in advance) ***
12, virtual sessions package (15% discount if paid in advance) ***
*In-network provider with Anthem BCBS, Optum, Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, and GEHA through UpLift. A separate registration process is required on their platform.
**Needs-based, sliding scale slots available
**All payments are due at the time of service.
***Applicable discount rates are only available when paid in advance.
All sessions by appointment only which can be outside posted office hours.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday10 AM - 4 PM EST *
*All calls, texts, and emails received on business days will be returned within 24 - 48 hours.
*All calls, texts, and emails received on days off and holidays will be responded to on my next business day.
Be. Here. Now.
That’s been my personal mantra over the last few years and one of the hardest things I’ve ever tried to do. It is Here & NOW, however, where change is possible and we can appreciate the fullness of our experiences. Sometimes that means having feelings we don’t like, which is uncomfortable. But I believe it is only through experiencing these feelings we can learn to be psychologically flexible and grow as individuals.
To access new client documents, telehealth sessions, and arrange payment, please click on the link below to access the client portal: https://www.therapyportal.com/p/herenow20011/*
You will receive an invite via email to create a profile on TherapyPortal following our first contact.
All new client paperwork must be completed prior to your first therapy session.
*Not applicable for UpLift clients
Sessions are typically 50 - 60 minutes in length. In the event that you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, you are required to provide a minimum 24-hour advanced notification. I understand that emergencies happen that may prevent you from keeping an appointment or giving the required notice. However, due to the highly personalized nature of our work and out of respect for each other’s time, a cancellation/no show policy is in place. If you are more than 15 minutes late, your session will be considered a no show and will need to be rescheduled.
After the first no show or late cancellation, failure to give 24-hour notice will result in a cancellation fee of $50.
National Provider ID (NPI): 1881098176
CAQH Number: 13622497
Insured and registered PLLC
Please join me and commit to improving your behavioral health
Here & NOW.