We do not accept insurance for a number of reasons, but the short answer is that our current health care system is not designed with the patient or the provider in mind, but rather the highest profit line. This compromises care for both you as the client, and us as the provider, and we do not support that. We are able to provide a Superbill (a special bill that includes specific information and codes for insurance companies) to our clients so they can request reimbursement. Even within the same insurance company, there are hundreds of plans, so you will need to call to make sure your plan allows for out-of-network providers to submit Superbills.
Individual counseling is $125-$200, depending on the licensing status of your clinician.
Co-parent counseling is $275 per session, for 9-12 sessions, with a certificate of completion provided upon conclusion.
In order to move forward in therapy, you must have a credit card on file. You can request not to have that card charged and use Venmo or cash payments instead. Cash payments are only accepted for in person sessions.
We ask that you cancel prior to 48 business hours, or 2 business days, before your appointment. This means if you have an appointment on Monday at 8am, you would need to contact us to cancel prior to Thursday at 8am. We do understand that unexpected things happen that can prevent you from attending your appointment. Please contact us if this happens, and we can figure something out. If you don’t contact me, and just don’t show up for your appointment, you will be charged the full fee of the session.
This is entirely up to you! Often people start with weekly or twice weekly sessions, and as their symptoms improve, they slowly reduce the frequency of sessions. Some people are comfortably with attending therapy every other week, and that’s fine too. Let’s discuss what’s going to best support your situation.
Yes. However, there are a few situations where your therapist is legally and ethically required to break confidentiality. If you state that you are going to harm yourself or someone else, They must break confidentiality for safety reasons. If you tell them about active child or elder abuse, they are required by law to report this to child or elder protective services. If you are a minor under the age of 14, your parents have a right to be updated on your progress or request your records. There are certain legal situations, for example if your therapist is subpoenaed by a judge, that they must break confidentiality.
For co-parenting clients, our process is confidential. Even if you were court-ordered to attend co-parenting, we do not provide reports, updates, or even confirm participation to anyone. When you complete the program, you will be provided with a certificate of completion that you can submit to the ordering or recommending authority.
We do not prescribe medication. In order to get medications, you must make an appointment with either your primary care provider, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, or a psychiatrist. If you need medication, please visit our referrals page for a few options for providers who prescribe.
We offer HIPAA-compliant video sessions via Therapy Notes or on Zoom for California, South Dakota, Rhode Island and Colorado, and in-person sessions in the Sacramento, California area. We will conduct a phone session in an emergency, however as a rule, we do not feel phone sessions are sufficient, nor do they guarantee privacy. COVID precautions will be followed at client’s request/comfort level, or in accordance with current CDC guidelines.