Frequently Asked Questions

Start here for answers to our most common questions.

What are your hours of operation?

Currently, I am in our Mission Valley office Tuesday through Saturday.  I offer day and evening hours for your convenience. To see the calendar or to make an appointment, click here. If you need a particular time/day for counseling, and you do not see an available appointment time, please contact us and let us know. Whenever possible, I am happy to accommodate your scheduling needs.

How do I make an appointment?

You may use our convenient online scheduling system by clicking here, or you can contact me by phone or email.

Can I speak with you before making an appointment?

Of course! In fact, I prefer that you do. Choosing the right counselor is a big decision, and your comfort is important to me. I offer free 20-minute telephone consultations to answer your questions and help you decide whether or not you would like to make an appointment.

I have a question that is not answered here.

No problem. Please feel free to explore this website, and if you need further information, just let us know. Thank you for visiting!

How much does a session cost?

Sessions are $150.00 per 50-minute hour. We offer multi-session counseling packages which can reduce your costs. Read more about fees here.

Do you accept my insurance?

Our practice is not affiliated with any insurance networks. Clients pay for their sessions at the time of service, and we do not bill your insurance. However, your insurance company may be able to reimburse you for all or part of your treatment on an “Out of Network” basis. Contact your insurance provider and ask about their Out of Network coverage for mental health services.

Can you write a prescription for me?

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists do not prescribe medication. We recommend you contact your physician regarding any needed prescriptions.

Do you offer telemedicine?

By request, yes. With busy schedules, traffic, kids, and all the things that make appointments hard to keep, sometimes therapy by phone or video can work well. You can keep up with your sessions and still maintain your busy schedule. Sessions can be conducted by telephone or by video. I am able to work with clients who live anywhere within the state of California. If you are interested in sessions via video or phone, let me know before you schedule an appointment.

I am concerned about privacy.

I understand. With a few exceptions, what we talk about in therapy is kept strictly confidential. Clients, particularly those in high-profile careers, may sometimes worry about running into colleagues, patients, or clients of their own when they come for a therapy session. At Del Rio Therapy, even our waiting room is private –  a comfortable and discreet space reserved for our clients alone.