$150 per sessions (45- minute)
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. Unpaid sessions cannot be billed to the insurance company.
Cash, checks, and all major credit cards (except American Express), PayPal are accepted for payment.
It is the practice’s policy is to securely store a form of payment on file for all of your sessions. I am deeply committed to the therapeutic climate and want your therapeutic experience to be focused on you and your treatment goals. By allowing you to use a credit or debit card, I can avoid taking time away from your therapeutic work to check you in and process payment. Each month you will receive an automated statement by email. Statements will show that you have paid for your services in full and are ready for you to forward to your insurance company if you wish to seek reimbursement.”
Although some insurance is accepted there are some advantages to NOT utilizing your insurance company. The basis of your treatment depends on your needs as the client, adapting an approach to each and every client and your unique situation. I am guided by what is in the best interest and welfare of you as the client -- not an insurance company's.
If you would like to seek reimbursement from your insurance carrier for my services, I will be more than happy to bill your insurance or supply you with a superbill that includes the insurance information you need to help expedite your claim. However, full payment is expected after each session.
In some cases, due to economic limitations you may opt to use insurance.
To determine if you have mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- Are my mental health benefits subcontracted to another company and if so, whom?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much of my deductible is met?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is pre authorization required from my primary care physician?
All Insurance that is PPO is excepted. Most will be processed as out-of-network provider. You must call your insurance company and ask the following:
What is my copay and what is my annual deductible?
It's important to talk to your insurance company prior to arriving for session.
I will also call for verification prior to session, however, what I am told and what they actually cover may be different. The insurance company has a disclaimer as such. So I'll do the best I can, however, we won't know true coverage until that first reimbursement from the insurance company.
I am in-network with the following companies:
Aetna PPO /EPO (not HMO)
Cigna All plans including EAP
All One Health (EAP)
WorkPlace Solutions (EAP)
Victims of Crime/Victim Witness Assistance
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans: In California, these companies operate separately. I am in network for Blue Shield only, not Blue Cross. You must call your insurance carrier and ask which company covers in the state of California to determine if I am in-network or out-of-network.
Blue Shield Only Plans: I am in - network with Blue Shield, however many of the plans use a company called Magellan to cover your mental health benefits. I am NOT in-network with this company. To determine if my services are covered, call your insurance and ask the following:
Are my benefits covered by Magellan Health? If not, do I have out-of-network benefits? If so, what is the deductible and copay?
This will determine if my services are covered by your particular plan.
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.
Questions? Please contact me for further information.