Individualized Treatment Plans
for Specific Needs
There is no single formula or “one-size-fits-all” solution when it comes to therapy, and it can be confusing to know what techniques will best help you. At Bustan, treatment begins with a thorough clinical assessment to determine your specific needs. As a result, an individualized treatment plan is created that encompasses a variety of counseling and therapeutic modalities.
My approach to treatment integrates a wide range of evidence-based approaches including:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
WHAT IS TRAUMA?
Experiencing or witnessing a frightening, dangerous, or violent event can overwhelm our body's natural coping abilities. Exposure to death, injury, abuse, or sexual violence often causes trauma. Other more common life events like job stress, divorce, or accidents can cause a trauma response as well. People respond to trauma in many different ways.
Signs of Trauma
Depression, sadness, or social isolation
Feeling the need to be hyper-aware or alert in case of danger
An exaggerated startle response, on edge Increased irritability, sudden anger attacks Feelings of shame, guilt, or intense worry
A sense of numbness in life
Nightmares or flashbacks that relive the traumatic event
Avoiding situations which may be reminders of event
Difficulty functioning in daily life
Substance abuse and dependence
How EMDR can help
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and is recommended for trauma treatment.
Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. Sometimes this natural recovery process can't be resolved without help. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many clients, signs of trauma like those above will diminish or disappear once EMDR therapy is complete.
A Free 15-minute consultation is provided via phone to help determine the services you need and give you an opportunity to determine if working with me fits your needs.
I offer virtual services (phone or video) only to clients across California, allowing access to quality care all from the comfort of home through a HIPAA-compliant video platform.
Payment & Insurance
Telehealth (Phone or Video) Only
$195- per 50 min Individual session
$195 - per 50 min EMDR session
$225 - per 90 min EMDR session
(Includes a Free 15 min Consultation prior to our first visit to see if we are a good fit.)
Fees are collected at the start of each session.
To protect your privacy and ensure the continued quality of care, I do not participate in insurance programs; however, many insurance plans provide out-of-network mental health coverage.
I do offer super bills to all clients who request this.
A super bill is a summary of the services you received in therapy and payments made. Super bills contain information you need to submit to insurance companies to get reimbursed for all or part of your therapy sessions. You will need to contact your insurance company to discuss your out-of-network costs and reimbursement possibilities.
When you make an appointment with me, that time is reserved exclusively for you. I understand that there are times when you must miss an appointment due to emergencies or obligations for family or work. If you cancel your appointment with more than 24 hours’ notice, there will be no charge. Appointments canceled with less than 24 hours' notice will be charged in full for the appointment.
GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE NOTICE
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.