Finding the right therapist sometimes can be challenging. I offer a free initial 15-minute phone consultation in which we can discuss your concerns and see if I might be the right fit for you. Simply Contact me to start this process.
My fee is based on the customary rates for Bay Area licensed psychotherapists.
Individual Therapy $190/50-minutes
Couple & Family Therapy $300/75-minuets
I accept payment via check, credit card and payment via Zelle. I can take FSA or HSA cards. For protection of clients' privacy, I do not take PayPal or Venmo payment. Payment is due at the last session of each month.
Sliding Scale may be available depending on need and availability.
I am currently only in-network with the following insurance companies:
Lyra Health EAP
SHIP (student health insurance plan) for UC Berkeley
I am considered as an out-of-network provider for all other health insurances. I provide monthly Superbill statement for your submission to your insurance company for reimbursement. If you choose to seek reimbursement from your health insurance, check your coverage carefully by asking:
Does my coverage cover for mental health services?
Does my coverage include seeing an out-of-network provider?
If so, what is the reimbursement rate and session limit?
How about is my deducible and coinsurance?
Does my coverage cover the services of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
Do I need a referral from my primary care physician?
Clients usually can reimburse 50%-80% of the cost after their deducible. They also use HSA/FSA before tax income. United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, or other insurance companies are familiar with behavioral health ruinbrurstment process submitted by clients.
Appointments are made to reserve a specific time slot for you, and therefore, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required for rescheduling or canceling an appointment. Please call me as soon as possible if you need to cancel your appointment. As customary in this profession, the full fee will be charged for sessions missed or rescheduled without prior notification.
Good Faith Estimate Information
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises