The session fee is set prior to your first appointment. Rates are based on the length of session, unit of treatment (individual, couples, or family), and are customary. A limited number of reduced fee appointments are available due to financial hardship. Specifics will be discussed during your no charge phone consultation.
Depending on your current health insurance provider, it is possible for services to be covered in part. I am an out-of-network service provider for PPO insurance plans. Clients pay in full each session, and then I provide statements that you submit for reimbursement based on your mental health coverage. Although I do not bill insurance companies directly, I am more than happy to assist you should you have any questions about the process. Reimbursement rates and insurance deductibles vary so be sure to check with your insurance carrier to verify how your plan compensates for psychotherapy services. I do work with private pay clients if you do not have, or do not wish to use insurance.
The following questions maybe helpful to ask your insurance provider to ensure you fully understand your benefit.
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician for services to be covered?
California Victim Compensation Program
I accept CA Victim Compensation Program clients, and I bill CA VCP directly. Visit the CA VCP website for more information: http://www.vcgcb.ca.gov/
I accept cash, check and all major credit cards as forms of payment.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!