Rates and Forms

Forms for new clients and if you would like me to coordinate care with another provider

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Notice

A 24-hour notice is required for cancellation of a scheduled appointment. Failure to provide such cancellation notice will result in the client being responsible for the full session fee.

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Payment

Check, cash and credit card payment is accepted. Payment is expected at the time of service unless other arrangements are made prior to session.

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Helpful Forms

If you are a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first appointment.

Intake Form Office Policies Informed Consent For Therapy E-Consent 

If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete this form to authorize release of psychotherapy information:

Release of Information
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Notice

A 24-hour notice is required for cancellation of a scheduled appointment. Failure to provide such cancellation notice will result in the client being responsible for the full session fee.

Pricing

Per 50 Minute Session
$130
  • I offer services on a sliding scale for some of my clients who need such consideration in order to access services. Inquire within.
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Insurance

Generally I work only with private pay clients; however, occasionally I will accept PPO plans and insurance as an “out-of-network” provider. You would need to contact your insurance company and ask if they will allow you to see the professional therapist of your choice. In order to ensure those with financial difficulties and disabilities are able to access services, I accept Medicare and Medi-Cal as payment for sessions. The downsides of using insurance include the following:

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Diagnosis

Before paying for treatment, insurance companies require that the client be diagnosed with a mental disorder. Many clients’ issues don’t rise to the level to warrant such a diagnosis. This can present ethical issues and leave clients with a mental health diagnosis in their medical records.

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Confidentiality

If your insurance company is paying for your therapy, they have the right to, and frequently will, demand copies of records on your therapy. This requires the therapist to divulge details that otherwise would remain private.

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Self Determination

When insurance companies are involved in your therapy, they have the right to make decisions about your care that would normally be between you and your therapist. This means someone not in the therapy room, and normally without appropriate mental health training, may decide the duration and content of your therapy.