Rates and Insurance
Payment for services is important in any professional relationship. This is even truer in therapy. Payment is due at the time services are rendered unless other arrangements have been made. Advance notice will be given if my fees should change.
- The standard fee for a therapy session (45-55 minutes) is $150 (this includes individual, family, and couples therapy, as well as a tele-therapy session)
- No charge for calls about appointments or similar business.
If you miss your scheduled therapy appointment and have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged the contracted rate of the session.
Cash, Check, Credit Card, or Health Saving Account Card.
I'm currently an in-network provider with Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, United Health Group/Optum, Cigna/Evernorth, and HealthNet/MHN. I also accept PPO plans with out-of-network benefits.
Important questions to ask your insurance carrier:
- What are my in-network and out-of-network outpatient mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Do I have a deductible that needs to be met before I receive such coverage? What is my co-pay?
- How many sessions per year am I cover for?
- Does my plan restrict coverage for any particular mental health diagnoses?
If you have any questions about this process feel free to contact me (619) 849-0014 for additional help.
Important Notice for "Out of Network" and "Private Pay" Clients: "The Good Faith Estimate"
In accordance with the Public Health Services Act 2799B-6, (“No Surprises”), health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform uninsured and self-pay individuals of their right to receive a Good Faith Estimate explaining how much their 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 their insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive 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.