Do you accept insurance?
I am an Out-of-Network provider. Some insurance plans offer benefits for OON. In these cases, I can provide a monthly superbill for you to submit to your insurance company. They can reimburse you directly according to your plan. I still require payment at the time of every session.
I also work with Mentaya, a platform that helps clients get money back on out-of-network therapy sessions. If you have out-of-network benefits, Mentaya will file claims and handle the insurance paperwork to make sure you get reimbursed. They charge a 5% fee per claim and have helped people get thousands of dollars back per year. You can sign up using this link: https://app.mentaya.com/register?p=CeG59IRFD6kSg8Tfes3k
Note: Mentaya's goal is to save you time and money. It's completely optional, and as your therapist I do not benefit in any way from your participation.
What is your fee?
My fee is $175 per 50 minute session. I reserve a couple of sliding-scale spots for those that cannot afford to pay full fee. Feel free to inquire about sliding scale openings.
What is your cancellation policy?
I require 24 hours notice for canceled appointments. Please contact me directly by phone/text or email. If you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment you will be required to pay the full fee for your session. I allow for one "free pass" late cancellation during our time working together. If I have openings, I may offer a make-up session for a late cancellation within the same week. These timeslots are limited and may not include afterschool/evening times.
How often will we meet?
I prefer to meet with clients every week. There are some cases that it makes sense to meet every other week or only occasionally. This is usually reserved for people that I have been working with for a little while. I recommend that we meet every week for at least the first 4 weeks as we are getting to know each other. If you would prefer to meet less often, let's talk about your needs and reasons for wanting less frequent sessions.
How long is a session?
A standard therapy session is 50 minutes. For couples or families it is often better to meet for 75 minute sessions. We can discuss if an extended session might be a good fit for you.
Can we meet online?
Yes! We have the option to meet via a secure video conferencing platform similar to Zoom.
What is your availability?
I currently have in-person availability on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Are you licensed?
Yes! Licensed requirements for a Marriage and Family Therapist include 3,000 hours of supervised clinical training, passing two California State board exams by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), a background check by the State of California Department of Justice. Licensure includes being held legally and ethically responsible by the BBS for maintaining a strict code of ethics in the field of psychotherapy, abiding by the laws of the State of California, and obtaining continuing education credits for each license renewal to support professional development.
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