Fees

Free Initial Telephone Consultation

I provide a free 5-10 minute telephone consultation to all prospective patients to ask a few questions and to give you a chance to ask any questions you may have.

Session Fees

Please contact me for current session fees.

Payment

Payment is expected at the time of service.  I accept cash or check.

Insurance

I am in-network for Blue Shield of California MHSA (a.k.a. Magellan) and Magellan Behavioral Health.  Please note that some Blue Shield of California patients are served by Blue Shield of California directly and NOT served by Blue Shield of California MHSA (a.k.a. Magellan) – call your insurance plan to confirm provider network status.

For all other insurance plans, I am considered an “out-of-network provider”.  If you would like to to apply for reimbursement from your insurance company, you would pay the full fee to me at the time of service, and I would provide you with a detailed invoice (a.k.a. “superbill”) to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.  Ask your insurance company for the reimbursement rates for “out-of-network providers” to get a sense for how much reimbursement you may receive.

Services
Psychotherapy

Regularly scheduled appointments for psychotherapy.

Combined Psychotherapy and Medication Management

Regularly scheduled appointments for combined psychotherapy and medication management services. Comprehensive psychiatric treatment from a single provider.
Note
Unfortunately, I do not provide “split” treatment – e.g. talk therapy with another therapist and medication management with me.  One of the core values of my practice is to provide comprehensive treatment, thus my practice is focused on treating patients who prefer to receive both talk therapy and medication management from one provider.  Please see the core values of my practice for more details.

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

  • I hold that all information concerning patients is confidential and is released only through procedures consistent with the law and professional ethics. The law requires the release of confidential information in situations of potential harm to oneself or others, when records are demanded by court order, or in instances of suspected child or elder abuse.  If you utilize insurance or prescription medication plans I will be required to submit your medical information to your insurance and prescription medication plans.