In addition to your session time, my rates cover the time that I spend in between appointments on various tasks such as: phone calls, research for other resources you may need, reviewing your progress, preparing needed paperwork, and most importantly, considering how to best help you. I accept credit cards, checks, cash, or internet-based direct pay transfers. I offer a limited number of discounted therapy slots to those experiencing financial hardship.  If my fee does not make therapy accessible for you, please ask me about reduced rates.

 

In-Office Appointments (California only)

$260 for initial intake and assessment (50 minutes)

$235 for 45-minute sessions

 

Online Therapy  (Massachusetts and California)

$260 for initial intake and assessment (50 minutes)

$235 for 45-minute sessions

 

Insurance:

I am an in-network provider with Cardinal Care (Stanford) and contract with Lyra Health (providing *free* mental health services to employees of several Bay Area companies, including eBay, Facebook, and Tesla).  I am considered an Out-of-Network provider for all other insurance plans.  I am happy to provide you with a "superbill" on a monthly basis that you can submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement. I encourage you to contact your insurance company directly with questions about your coverage. If your insurance does not cover out-of-network providers, you may be able to pay for therapy out of your pre-tax income using an HSA or FSA account.

 

Why Am I Not On More Insurance Panels?

Most of the clients that I see prefer the anonymity and full confidentiality that out of pocket payments provide. Insurance companies collect data, including: frequency of visits, types of visits, diagnosis codes (required for medical necessity), treatment plans, and have access to progress notes, treatment summaries, and diagnostic assessment evaluations. In addition to the low reimbursement rates, the amount of paperwork and high denial rate makes insurance reimbursement cost prohibitive for many psychologists.  I support policy efforts by the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association to make mental health services more accessible for everyone.