Rates and Policies

Rate

$180 per session

Sessions are 50 minutes on a weekly basis during the initial phase of treatment. 

This fee is based upon my experience, specialized training, education, and certifications.   

 

Payment

I accept all major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner‘s Club, and JCB), HSA and FSA cards, cash, or check. I keep a credit or debit card on file through a secure payment system. I charge for sessions, missed appointments, late cancellations, or no shows via the card on file. Payment is required at the time of service.

Cancellation Policy

Please notify me at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment or you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost ($180) of the session. Please note that insurance companies will not pay for missed appointments.

Scheduling Phone Consult

I offer a 15-20 minute phone consultation at no cost, where we will explore what you are looking for in therapy and determine if we're a good fit to work together and if I can help. This is a good time to ask questions, discuss treatment goals, and get a general feeling for how we work together. I will also provide a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) of therapy costs.

Insurance

I accept Beacon MediCal-Partnership Health Plan of California. I do not accept or work with other insurances directly, and am considered an out-of-network provider. Some insurance plans provide you with a reimbursement for out-of-network providers, in which I can provide a statement/receipt (called “superbill”) for you to submit to the insurance company. You will still need to pay for sessions out-of-pocket and I cannot guarantee that you will be reimbursed by your insurance company. However, I strongly suggest that you contact your insurance provider to clarify the extent of benefits provided by insurance.

Steps to Find Out if Your Insurance Provider Will Reimburse You

After locating and calling the number on the back of your insurance card (or on their website), you can ask the following questions:

  1. Do I have mental health benefits through my insurance provider?

  2. If yes, are out-of-network benefits included?

  3. If out-of-network benefits are covered, is there a portion that is covered or is it fully covered?

  4. Do I need pre-approval prior to obtaining out-of-network services?

  5. Can I choose my own out-of-network provider and are services by a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) covered?

  6. How much will be reimbursed for these codes: 90791, 90837?

  7. Where do I submit the superbill for reimbursement?