Investing in your wellness
Starting psychotherapy is an investment in yourself and your life. Depending on your reason for seeking psychotherapy, you may need several sessions, or ongoing therapy. This is something we figure out together. We can work on a piece of your healing or look to heal deeper issues that may take longer. I’ve found that Insurance companies dictate to me how many sessions and what kind of treatment I should provide, only covering “medically necessary” conditions which include a diagnosis. That can make it hard sometimes to do some of the in-depth work that clients are looking for, especially if there isn’t a specific clinical diagnosis. In any case, take a look at the payment and fees and let me know if you have any questions.
If you do not have insurance, or are choosing to not use insurance for mental health services, you can pay out of pocket. The standard rate for each psychotherapy session is $175. Superbills are available for insurance reimbursement if you are using a PPO, see below.
I reserve several spaces in my private practice for lower fee sliding scale therapy sessions for those who are paying out of pocket, not using insurance. Please contact me to discuss the availability for sliding scale payment options.
As required by the law starting in 2022, the No Surprises Act, a Good Faith Estimate is required for people who are paying privately and not using any insurance. *Please see below for information.
I accept Magellan Behavioral Health Insurance. Some Blue Shield members may have Magellan as their carve out for mental health coverage. Please check to see if you are covered and that I am a provider in your network.
I can also offer Superbills for client’s who are using “out of network” coverage through their PPO insurance. The payment for the session is due at the time of service and it is up to you to contact your insurance company to understand their policy and rate of reimbursement.
Session Payment Options
Payments for psychotherapy sessions, whether insurance co-pay, using superbills or private pay, are due at the time of the appointment. I have a HIPPA compliant secure online platform that will save a credit or debit card that will be saved on file. Cards are charged after each session.
*Good Faith Estimate Notice (for people NOT using insurance for services)
- You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate”
explaining how much your medical 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 bill for medical
items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total
expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes
related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and
• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate
in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item.
You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you
choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or
• 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 or call 1-800-985-3059.