FREE initial 30-minute phone consultation for all types of service.
$175 per 50-minute session
$175 per 50-minute session*
$250 per 80-minute session* ($12.50 discount per session)
$80 per 50-minute session OR
$560 per 8-week group ($80 savings)
$700 per 10-week group ($100 savings)
$840 per 12-week group ($120 savings)
$250 per 80 minute session
Cash or check are accepted as payment at the time of service. You may use a credit card, however, the service fee will be passed on to you.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call 925-322-1681 at least 24 hours before your appointment time to avoid being charged for your appointment.
While I don’t take insurance, I can provide you with billing statements in order to pursue any out-of-network options that your insurance company might have.
Some things to consider when making the personal decision to use insurance for your therapy include the following:
- Most insurance companies cap the number of sessions covered regardless of whether the client has reached his or her goal.
- In many cases the deductibles and co-pays when using insurance might approach or even surpass out-of-pocket fees, particularly if sessions are needed beyond the capped limit.
- Virtually all insurance companies require the reporting of a diagnosis in order to reimburse service costs. In some cases they might even require more specific information with regard to your sessions in order to continue to pay benefits. I believe that clients have the right to keep such information confidential and not have it as part of their permanent medical record. Paying out-of-pocket for your sessions ensures your confidentiality. Please check with your specific insurance plan to determine your out-of-pocket expenses and limitations in service.
- On average, I currently spend 1 additional hour plus in note taking, research, professional consultation, and continuing education for every client session hour per week. I feel I owe my clients the most up-to-date and complete understanding of what they bring to the therapy room. I take your trust in me very seriously. This allows us to move more quickly through challenges and often results in less therapy time. It also often prevents our getting stuck in therapy. Current insurance reimbursement and the additional hours that that reimbursement requires doesn’t allow for these important features of ensuring what I feel is my ethical duty to you, my client. While insurance can definitely help clients to make therapy more affordable, always make sure when working with your therapist that they are allowing enough time in their own schedules to ensure adequate continuing education, consultation, and research without overcrowding their schedules.
- Couples Counseling is rarely covered by insurance.
In many cases therapy sessions are reimbursable through Health Spending Accounts offered by your employer. Please check with your benefits department.