The quickest way to get started with becoming a new client and scheduling an appointment is by filling out the Appointment Request Form form below. If you prefer to connect with via phone, I offer a free 15-minute Initial Phone Consultation during which I can get an overview of your concerns to determine fit and allow you an opportunity to ask me questions as well.
If you are using a tablet or smartphone, please click here for the Appointment Request Form.
Once you have filled out the Appointment Request Form, I will review the information and determine if my services may be a good fit for your needs. You will hear back from me promptly to schedule an Initial Assessment appointment, or will be provided referrals if we are not able to meet your needs. If you prefer to connect via phone, instead of through the Appointment Request Form, I offer a free 10 minute Phone Consultation during which I will ask you a few questions and get an overview of your concerns and you will have the opportunity to ask me questions as well. If we mutually decide my services may be a good fit for your needs, we then proceed with scheduling an appointment for Initial Assessment.
Fees for Services
Psychotherapy is an important investment in yourself and requires a significant commitment of your time and money. The growth and progress that you accomplish in therapy lasts a lifetime.
Initial Consultation Session:$300
Individual Therapy Session: $250
Group Therapy Session: $65 - $85
Limited sliding scale options are available based on financial need for Latinx students (with priority given to DACA-recipients and undocumented immigrants). Please contact me to inquire about these options.
Payment (check, cash, or credit card) is expected at the time of the session unless other arrangements have been made in advance. HSA/FSA cards are also accepted.
My practice is self-pay/private-pay practice: I do not bill health insurance and my services are considered as out-of-network (with the exception of Pacific Source). This means that you are responsible for paying for the costs of services at the time of the session. If you have out-of-network benefits, you may be reimbursed a portion of my fees by submitting a “superbill” (a detailed receipt that contains required insurance information) which I am happy to provide you. Please be aware your insurance provider may choose to cover all, some or none of these services. Therefore, before your first session, I suggest you contact your insurance company to verify your out-of-network coverage of outpatient mental health services.
To find out IF you have out of network benefits and what portion of my fee they may cover, please call your insurance company directly by calling the customer service phone number on the back of your insurance card (there is often a separate phone number for mental health or “behavioral health” services information). When speaking with your insurance company, you will want to ask them the following questions:
What are my “out-of-network” outpatient mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and how much of it have I met?
Is it possible to meet with a provider that I choose and submit receipts for reimbursement?
What is the process for seeking reimbursement?
Are there any limitations on how many services a year that will be covered?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session (CPT codes: 90837 (55 min) or 90834 (45 min))?
How long will it take to get my reimbursement?
Do I need a referral from a primary care physician?
Do my benefits cover telehealth services (online counseling)?
No Surprises Act Notice
I am transparent with my fees so that my patients know and can plan for the cost of services. This transparency has been required by the ethical standards by which I have abided for the entirety of my career, and because I believe it is the only way for me to bring trust and integrity into our working relationship.
The Federal No Surprises Act went into effect on January 1, 2022 to protect patients from surprise medical bills. As a result, all licensed health providers who offer out of network services are required to post a notice of “your rights and protections against surprise medical bills” on our websites or in our physical offices. You may know that many people have been harmed by surprise medical bills, often incurred during emergency or surgical care where there may be out of network providers involved in a patient’s care without their knowledge. It is unlikely this could occur when receiving services from me as there should be no situation in which you would “inadvertently” receive care from from me, OR receive care with no choice. Again, the nature of mental health services are different and I do not engage in surprise or balance billing. Further, in accordance with the Act, I will provide a Good Faith Estimate of the costs of services prior to a first session and at your request, anytime in the course of treatment. Rest assured, you can always ask me about any costs about which you may be unsure, and you will be provided clear, accurate information.