Therapy Rates, Fees, Insurance
Therapy rates for the most common services are set at the following:
- Initial Consultation (phone or in-person) – FREE
- 45-minute individual/family session (most common) – $120
- 60-minute individual/family session or Intake – $150
- 25-minute individual session – $60 (if shorter session is clinically appropriate)
- 90-minute group session – $50
Anthem Blue Cross / UC SHIP
Do you have another plan (besides the above) that includes out-of-network benefits? If so, I would be glad to provide you with a statement (called a superbill) for possible reimbursement. To explore this option, contact your insurance provider and ask if they cover out-of-network therapy services and at what %. I can walk you through the rest of the process.
Insurance vs Private Pay
When using insurance (including out-of-network), I must share your diagnosis and other personal details with the insurance company. Additionally, certain conditions are not covered by insurance. With less options to control use of benefits after recent health care reforms, insurance companies now rely heavily on determination of “medically necessity.” In recent years, this has led to an increase in chart reviews where they gain more access to details about your therapy sessions.
Please speak to me ahead of time if you have any questions or concerns about using your insurance. If you have privacy concerns, you may elect to pay me privately and waive use of your insurance. I’m happy to help you sort through your options.
Give An Hour for Military Families
If you serve or have served in the military in any capacity, thank you for your service and sacrifice. I proudly support our military service members, veterans, and our families with their mental health needs.
As a provider for the Give An Hour program, I offer FREE weekly therapy for military service members, veterans, and their families. Eligibility is not tied to discharge status nor do you have to use your insurance (even if you have it). Additionally, I maintain strict confidentiality and do not report back to the military system, chain of command, TRICARE, nor anyone else that you do not explicitly authorize. I focus on you and your needs exclusively. No Red Tape!
I keep open one slot per week for this program. Please contact me for current availability and additional details.
Affordable Options at Lower Fees
If my therapy rates are not within your budget, I would be glad to speak to you about more affordable options. Some of these include:
- Group therapy (approximately 50% the cost of individual therapy for 50+% more time)
- Short-sessions (25-minutes) if clinically appropriate
- Referral to another provider with lower therapy rates or who accepts your insurance plan
Not sure about the best path forward? I’ll be glad to discuss your options and provide referrals if necessary.
Consistency of sessions is an important factor for effective therapy. Additionally, I reserve your appointment time just for you and do not double book appointments. Accordingly, I do charge for late cancellations and missed appointments (with limited exceptions). Please plan ahead and prioritize your appointments once scheduled.
I require at least 24-hour advanced notice to cancel to avoid missed appointment charges. As soon as you know you need to cancel or reschedule, please let me know so that I have time to offer this appointment to someone else who needs help.
I will send all required forms through a secure online portal for you to complete after our initial consultation. Please complete these 24 hours prior to your appointment. This allows me time to review the document prior to your arrival and prepare accordingly.