Frequently Asked Questions
What is your fee and how long are the sessions? My fee is $120. for a 50-minute appointment. Reduced fee sessions are available on a limited basis.
How often should I come for an appointment? Clients are encouraged to attend weekly sessions to receive the maximum benefit from the psychotherapy process. This continuity supports the deep inner work that is at the core of our collaboration. When necessary, clients may choose to come for appointments every 2 weeks, after attending weekly sessions for the first 6 weeks in which we begin to build the therapeutic relationship and work together to define and move toward your treatment goals.
Insurance I am a Preferred Provider for a number of Insurance Panels and Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) including Ceridian, Beacon Medi-Cal (Partnership HealthPlan), Pacific Foundation for Medical Care, and Victim’s Assistance. You can contact your insurance regarding their list of mental health providers to see if I am on their list as a provider.
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. You will be responsible for payment regardless of insurance coverage and I can provide you with a super bill on a regular basis if my services are covered.
Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is pre-authorization by the insurance company required?
I can also offer you a super-bill to submit to your insurance even if I am not currently a provider for them. Some insurance companies do cover a percentage of each session even for “out of network providers.”