Information on working with me in A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy® (PACT) sessions:
As of May 1, 2014, my rate is $350 per hour. Unfortunately I do not take insurance, but I will provide a statement if requested.
The initial session must be scheduled for 3 hours. Subsequent sessions (if necessary) may be 2 hours until appropriate to step down to 1 hour.
The initial session should be at least 90 minutes (2 hours preferred).
For out-of-towners (out of state or country)
Therapy intensives can be extremely helpful under certain circumstances, but intensives should not be a replacement for ongoing therapy. The shorter and more intense the length of treatment, the more it should be regarded as consultation/counseling and not therapy. Having said that, I usually recommend 3 to 4 consecutive days in my office with about 3 to 4 hours per day. I prefer that couples have a couple therapist available in their home town for continued support and consultation. If the visiting couple is struggling with the following concerns, a phone consult is required prior to scheduling an appointment:
- Major issues with drugs/alcohol
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome (untreated)
- History of physical violence
- Major psychiatric illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar)
- Active suicidality or any other matter of danger to self/danger to others
Make an appointment
If you decide you would like to see me, you can schedule an appointment.
When you get to the online scheduler, you will be asked to create a user name and password. This is for your privacy. When scanning my available times, make sure to select the button that blocks 3 hours. Weekends (including Fridays) are rarely available due to my teaching schedule. When available, out-of-towners have priority.
Directions to my office
5012 Chesebro Road Suite 201
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Take the 101 freeway eastbound toward Los Angeles. Take the Chesebro Road exit. Continue straight on Chesebro Road. Turn slightly right to stay on Chesebro Road. My office is on the left-hand side of the street. Please come to Suite 201 and push the button with my name on it.
From Los Angeles:
Take the 101 freeway westbound toward Ventura. Take the exit toward Chesebro Road/Agoura Hills. Turn left on Palo Comado Canyon Road. Continue straight on Chesebro Road. My office in on the left. Please come to Suite 201 and push the button with my name on it.
Travel information for out-of-towners
I suggest you fly into Burbank airport. It’s closer and much more convenient than LAX. Here are a few hotels I recommend, starting from the highest rated (and most expensive):
- Four Seasons Hotel Westlake
2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA – (818) 575-3000
Hampton Inn and Suites30255 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA – (818) 597-0333
Hilton Garden Inn-Calabasas24150 Park Sorrento, Calabasas, CA – (818) 591-2300
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-Calabasas23627 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA – (818) 222-5300