Hours, Location, & Parking
I see clients Mondays through Thursdays, 12 noon until 7pm and on Fridays from 12 noon until 5pm. All services take place in-person, in my office in downtown Oakland. In rare circumstances, if we are unable to meet in person, I will do a phone session, but teletherapy is for unusual situations and not a regular part of my practice.
Some patients request sessions outside of my regular therapy hours (after hours or on a weekend). I am occasionally able to accommodate a limited number of these requests. Please note that I add a $100 fee to weekend or after hours meetings.
I do not conduct any counseling services via email, real-time chat, or video conferencing.
My office is at 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 415. It is on the fourth floor and is accessible by elevator.
My office is easily reached by BART and it is one block from the 19th Street and Broadway BART station. There are also several parking garages in the vicinity as well as metered street parking.
My confidential office voicemail number is (415) 501-9098. You can feel free to call this number 24 hours a day. I am generally able to return phone messages within 24 hours Monday – Friday.
If you prefer to send me an email, you can do so with my secure contact form. You can also expect a reply to email within 24 hours.
Please note that I use hushmail which allows transmission of secure and encrypted email. Also note that online contact does not constitute a clinical relationship.
Email is never to be used for urgent situations. If you are experiencing a crisis, you should call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.