Fees & Policies

Scheduling
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During our first few meetings we will discuss your presenting issue and your goals for therapy. Together we will come up with a personalized treatment plan, which will usually involve meeting for weekly 50-minute sessions either in-person at my Orange County office or via secure video chat.


Cancellation Policy

Once an appointment hour is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it unless you provide 24 hours advance notice of cancellation. I allow for one late cancellation per 12 months without fee. More than one per 12 months will result in a charge to your card on file. Insurance does not reimburse for missed sessions. Should you be unable to travel to the office for your session, you may also change your in-person session to online, up until 60 minutes prior to your session time. Please notify me of the change as soon as possible via phone, email, or the online scheduler.


Private Pay

Many clients choose not to involve insurance companies in their mental health care because paying privately provides the highest degree of privacy, flexibility and control over your treatment. If you do not have insurance, or are choosing to not go through your insurance, you can pay out-of-pocket for therapy sessions

Intake
Individual Therapy (face-to-face & online)
Group Therapy
PEERS Teen Group (14 weeks)
PEERS Young Adult group (16 weeks)

Please contact me if finances are a concern. I reserve a limited number of reduced-fee appointment slots. I do my best to make sure finances don't prevent you from getting the help and support you need.


Insurance

We are an out-of- network provider.

For out-of- network, payment is made by the client at the time of service or through the online scheduler. If you choose, insurance will then reimburse you a percentage of the session cost. Insurance providers typically reimburse 50-70% of session costs. Please check with your provider either via phone or online for rates of reimbursement, as they vary.

Helpful questions to ask:

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How much does my plan cover for an out-of- network mental health provider?
  • How do I obtain reimbursement for therapy with an out-of- network provider?
  • Is authorization required in advance?
  • ​Is a diagnosis required for services to be covered?
  • Does my plan cover teletherapy services? (if doing online therapy)

If you have "out-of- network" coverage through a PPO, I can provide you with monthly receipts to submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. I can also submit the superbill to them on your behalf for more timely reimbursement. Payment will be due on the day of service. It is your responsibility to understand your insurance policy and rates of reimbursement.

Our clients prefer a personalized higher level of service than is dictated by the tight restraints of in-network managed care. With us, you control your confidentiality and whether your information is released to your insurance. Insurance providers require a diagnosis for payment and keep records of treatment, which may not be beneficial to some of our clients based on their profession or other factors.


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