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Initial Phone Consultation (free)
Individual Therapy Sessions
50 min $250
80 min $400
I set my feed to be consistent with those of other doctoral level psychologists in California with specialist training.
What to Expect
I spend the first 1-3 sessions conducting a comprehensive assessment of your concerns and priorities for therapy. I then share with you my initial impressions and suggest a direction for treatment. Collaboratively, we develop a concrete treatment plan to meet your goals.
I accept payment via cash or any major credit card. Fees will be charged within 24hrs of your appointment.
I am an out-of-network provider for insurance. Although I am not currently on any insurance panels, I can provide a monthly superbill that you can submit to your health insurance company for reimbursement. If your insurance carrier provides out-of-network benefits, you may be reimbursed for 20-80% of your session fees. Before we meet, you should contact your insurance carrier to verify: (1) whether you have mental health benefits, (2) the number of sessions covered, (3) the rate of reimbursement, and (4) your deductible.
Lower Fee Services
I realize that receiving therapy in the private sector is a considerable financial investment that is not feasible for some individuals. While I do not currently have availability for sliding scale or low-fee services in my practice, I am happy to share the mental health resources that I am aware of that can offer web-based or in-person services, advice, or education. Note, this would not constitute a direct clinical referral from me. Tip: A great place to look if you are struggling financially but still desire therapy is the website of a psychology graduate school in your area; most of these clinical psychology PsyD or PhD programs have a graduate student training clinic where you can receive therapy from a supervised student at very low cost (bonus: you get to become a foundational part of their growth as a future psychologist). Another option is to participate in academic clinical research.
Right to a Good Faith Estimate
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical 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 bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees. Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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 cms.gov/nosurprises.com or call CMS at 1-800-985-3059.
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