Rates are available upon contact and is based on a standard 45-50 minute therapy session.
Mental health services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employeebenefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions before
calling to set an appointment:
· Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
· What is my deductible and has it been met?
· How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
· What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
· Is approval required from my primary care physician?
The cost of psychotherapy can add up and many of us wish to reduce costs. We provide you with a superbill at the end of each month that you can submit to your insurance company. If your insurance company provides coverage for out of network, outpatient therapy (PPO), you may be reimbursed a percentage of your cost for psychotherapy. Please call and ask your insurance company the above questions.
If you would like the entire cost of therapy to be covered by insurance, contact your insurance company or check their website for a list of in-network providers. You will be able to have a limited number of sessions with a licensed psychotherapist.
Clients may consider paying for psychotherapy out of pocket. Using insurance to pay for
therapy has several disadvantages for both clients and psychotherapists. For clients,
insurance companies normally require a diagnosis in order to reimburse for services. In
many cases, they require a diagnosis severe enough to meet "medical necessity", where the mental disorder in question is seriously impairing a person's daily functioning. This
diagnosis stays with clients and follows them as a "pre-existing" condition, making it difficult and/or costly to obtain future insurance. Information about much of the work between psychotherapist and client is required in reports to insurance companies, which basically means your personal psychological information is compromised. For psychotherapists, insurance companies inundate therapists with time-consuming paperwork, provide low payments, and often take four weeks or more for payment. Long-term therapy and many methodologies that are relationship and feeling based are not reimbursed.
Cash, check, or Visa/Mastercard accepted via Paypal. Payment is due at the beginning of a
session or beginning of the month.
If you do not show for your scheduled appointment and you have not notified us at least 48 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Reduced Fee/Sliding scale
We do not offer a sliding scale. There are a number of low fee/sliding scale clinics in the
area. Therapists at these clinics will most likely be interns working under the supervision of a
Airport Marina Counseling Services: www.airportmarina.org/
The Maple Counseling Center: www.tmcc.org/
Southern California Counseling Center: www.sccc-la.org/
The Women's Clinic and Family Counseling Center: www.womens-clinic.org/counseling.php
The Wright Institute Los Angeles: www.wila.org/