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Fees

Former Lafayette, CA Office
Therapy is an investment in yourself - in your future growth and peace of mind. While to some, investing in themselves may seem completely obvious, for others it is incredibly challenging. For this reason, there is both a logistical and clinical component of paying for counseling. Conversations about money attitudes and behaviors in therapy can be quite illuminating.

Individuals

$170 per 50-minute session

Couples

$170 per 50-minute session

$255 per 75 minute session

EMDR

$255 per 75 minute session

$170 per 50 minute session

INSURANCE

I am in-network with Anthem, Aetna, and UC Berkeley's Wellfleet SHIP for a few existing clients, although I am currently not accepting new in-network clients. Though I do not accept other insurance directly, I am considered an out-of-network provider* if your insurance has out-of-network mental health benefits. This is something you would need to find out directly from your insurance company. When you pay with your card, you can request a superbill (receipt) which you can submit to your insurer or to your Healthcare Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), although this is in no way a guarantee of coverage. I do accept most credit cards and FSA and HRA cards through the HIPAA-compliant service IVY Pay.

 

Insurance plans require justification for therapy through a diagnosis, and certain diagnoses vary as to whether they are covered based on your plan. Because I must share sensitive personal information about your therapy with the insurance company which goes into your records, many people opt to pay privately for therapy or use FSA or HRA accounts.

*Except with Anthem & Aetna

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Fees are due at the time of service, or paid monthly in advance. I accept:

  • Debit and most major credit cards

  • HRA & FSA cards

Good Faith Estimate

Per H.S. 133, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health 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 expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. 
 

You have the right to request a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a 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 www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

Insurance
Payment Options
Good Faith Estimate
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