Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance?
-You pay Shirley $195
-Your PPO could reimburse you around $95.
-Your total Out-Of-Pocket expense would be around $100.
-You pay Shirley $345
-Your PPO could reimburse you around $170.
-Your total Out-Of-Pocket expense would be around $175.
-You pay Shirley $425
-Your PPO could reimburse you around $200.
-Your total Out-Of-Pocket expense would be around $225.
Do you accept Medi-Cal or Medicare?
Shirley does not accept Medi-Cal or Medicare and is considered a "Non-Provider". Medicare and Medi-Cal will not reimburse you for Shirley's fees.
Do you prescribe medication?
non-habit-forming anti-anxiety medication
non-habit-forming sleep aids
non-stimulant medication for ADHD
medications to wean off habit-forming meds
Stimulants for ADHD
Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder
Do you treat Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)?
No, Shirley does not treat Bipolar Disorder but is happy to refer you to a qualified professional.
How do you process prescription refills?
Refills are handled at the time of each appointment after the effects of medication have been assessed.
What is your cancellation policy?
Do you treat minors under the age of 18?
Yes, with limitations.
Where and when are you available?
Shirley is best reached via text/SMS.
Are you really available on weekends?
Shirley can make herself available on weekends on an as needed basis.
Can I reach you if I need you?
What are your rates?
Do you treat Schizophrenia?
No, Shirley does not treat Schizophrenia but is happy to refer you to a qualified professional.
Do you handle legal/forensic issues?
Shirley does not accompany clients to court nor does she specialize in legal or forensic matters. She is happy to recommend a Forensic Psychiatrist.
What are your hours?
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Do you offer video therapy (telehealth/telemedicine)?
Yes! Shirley offers HIPAA compliant video therapy (telehealth/telemedicine).
Do you offer phone sessions?
Yes! Shirley offers phone sessions.
How many sessions will treatment take?
This varies depending on the type and severity of issue(s). Many clients experience benefits within a week or two. The speed and degree of improvement varies and is influenced by each client's commitment and desire for change.
Are you seeing clients in person during COVID-19?
For the time being, Shirley is doing all sessions via remote telehealth/telemed. Links to sessions are texted to clients before each session.
Do you prescribe stimulants?
No. Shirley does not prescribe stimulants but can refer you to a specialist who does.
Do you prescribe Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder?
No. Shirley does not prescribe Mood Stabilizers for Bipolar Disorder but she can refer you to someone who does.
What can hypnotherapy help me with?
Shirley uses hypnotherapy to help with the following issues:
Do you help people quit vaping?
This is not actively promoted as this is a very nuanced service. If someone REALLY wants to quit vaping then Shirley is happy to help but we have found this to be very client and situation specific.
Do you help people quit smoking marijuana (weed)?
How exactly do you help with sleep?
Shirley offers integrative sleep therapies as a part of her integrative approach to mental and behavioral health. This includes but is not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), clinical hypnotherapy, temporary non-habit-forming sleep aids, guided imagery, mindfulness, nutrition and exercise guidance, meditation and more.
Do you treat insomnia?
Yes! Shirley has helped countless clients overcome all kinds of sleep problems including insomnia.
Do you treat sleep apnea?
No. Shirley does not treat sleep apnea.