Fees/Insurance

Fees

My usual service fee is $120.00 per 50-minute session. I reserve limited space in my private practice for those who currently want to work with me but cannot do so on a full-fee basis. Please contact me to discuss whether a sliding scale fee is available at this time. I am always willing to meet briefly by phone or virtually free of charge to answer your questions.

Insurance

You are responsible for obtaining payment from your insurance company, although I am happy to provide you with a superbill that you can present to them for your reimbursement of fees paid to me. I accept payment from the Victim Compensation Board, and I will file claims directly with them on your behalf once you have presented me with your VOC claim number. Please remember that VOC is the “payor of last resort.” If you have private insurance, Medi-Cal, or Medicare, you are expected to exhaust these payment sources before seeking reimbursement from the Victim Compensation Board. I am unable to guarantee whether your insurance or VOC will provide payment for the services provided. You are responsible for any fees not reimbursed by your insurance company, managed care organization, or any other third-party payer. You are also responsible for verifying and understanding the limits of your coverage, as well as your co-payments and deductibles.

Questions To Ask Your Insurance Company Before We Meet

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or healthcare spending account. Please check your coverage by asking the following questions of your insurer:

Do I have mental health benefits?

What is my deductible, and has it been met?

How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?

How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?

What is the coverage amount per therapy session for an out-of-network provider?

Is approval or referral required from my primary care physician before beginning mental health treatment?