My interns and I meet our clients at 157 Van Ness Ave, and I meet some in my downtown home. My interns are registered MFT intern Maggie Wilson and registered PCC intern Geoff Ashmun and soon to join us, registered MFT intern Shana Trinchero. I hire only interns who are wise and highly competant, because I'm selfish! That way I can gain from them as much as they can gain from me, even if they are newer to this profession than I am. So be assured, if my practice is too full, Maggie or Geoff or Shana can serve you well. I can also refer you to specilized therapists.
Office Directions: 157 Van Ness is off Mission on Santa Cruz's Westside One block west of Laurel turn left, the office is on the right behind the big new PAMF office building. Park on the street or in the Taqueria's parking lot - they don't tow. Then walk around the building to its rear; the lobby's right up the stairs.
My home is 212 May Ave is in downtown Santa Cruz. Take Ocean off Rt #1, cross Water, 1st left on Leonard at Jack-in-the-Box, then right onto May. To avoid parking tickets, drive to the end of the block, turn around and park right next to the children's park. I do have a sweet cat named Softy who is most welcoming to clients. However, if you are strongly allergic to cats, we'll use the 157 Van Ness office.
Scheduling Sessions; Rescheduling in the Same Week vs. Canceling
Most clients meet me weekly, though we can meet more or less frequently. To make an appointment with me, just call or e-mail me. There is a form below you can use if you want. If you miss your scheduled therapy appointment, or wait until the "day of" to cancel, you will normally be required to pay the full cost of the session. However, I know things come up, and occasionally you may have to miss a session, so I'll forgive the charge if you reschedule your appointment wtihin the same week. In this case, you must text or call me rather than e-mail, so I can check when I have openings.
Most clients are charged $105 per 60-minute session. You can pay via PayPal, check or cash. For its clients, Beacon pays us directly. (Normally, I do not discount my fee on a "sliding scale". However, see "Special Programs," below.)
As an exception, I am an in-network provider on the panel of Beacon Health Strategies's Central Coast Alliance for Health plan that assists many MediCal clients. If you are signed up with Beacon, please bring your card with you to your first appointment.
Special Programs: Employee Assistance, Victim Witness and Pro Bono: