Services & Policies
Please familiarize yourself with the following information:
I offer a free 15-minute consultation by phone. It is an opportunity for you to briefly describe your concerns so that I may decide whether or not I will be able to help you. It is also a chance for each of us to get a sense of whether we are a good match. Please schedule a phone call, which I will then confirm.
I work exclusively via video sessions.
Before beginning therapy, you will be asked to provide contact information for someone in your physical vicinity who can come to your aid in an emergency. (If you’re someone frequently in crisis, online therapy may not be clinically appropriate for you.)
Online therapy is available only to clients physically located within California at the time of the actual session. Leaving California briefly for business or vacation? We’ll cancel sessions during that time.
Planning to utilize insurance? Clarify they reimburse for this option.
The fee for the initial evaluation session is $200. On-going psychotherapy sessions are $180 and typically last 45 minutes.
If you do not attend your scheduled appointment and you have not notified me at least 48 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the late cancellation fee of $60.
All major credit cards are accepted for payment. (Cash and check are not allowed.) Payment is charged on the day of each session.
I am an in-network provider for Anthem Blue Cross – California. Other than that, I am considered out-of-network for all other insurance companies — I provide superbills to accompany the claims you submit for reimbursement by your PPO insurance provider. Please call your insurance membership services to determine your out-of-network coverage and whether that varies during the year according to the phase you are in, e.g., deductible, coinsurance, or covered.
Good Faith Estimate — Notice to Private-Pay Clients and Prospective Clients
Under the law, healthcare providers need to give clients 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 receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your healthcare provider, or any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service or at any time during treatment.
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 in order to do so.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, refer to your Estimate or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
If you cannot afford my fee, check the Resources page on this site for low-cost agencies in the local area.
Following our phone consultation and an agreement to begin working together, I will email you a link
to complete the registration forms in a secure, HIPAA-approved, format.