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.
I've set aside a certain number of slots for graduate students with SHIP Wellfleet (UC Berkeley) and Anthem (UCSF) insurance. Though I do not accept other insurance directly, I am considered an out-of-network provider* if your insurance has mental health benefits. This is something you would need to find out directly from your insurance company. I am happy to provide a monthly 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.
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 have to 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
Fees are due at the time of service, or paid monthly in advance. I accept:
Debit and most major credit cards
HRA & FSA cards
I also have a few sliding scale slots for extenuating circumstances. Contact me for more info.