Policies and Fees

Fees and Payment

My fees are determined by the services provided (e.g., individual versus group psychotherapy) and are comparable to other psychologists in the Bay Area. The fees generally range from $150-250 per session. Payment is due at the start of each session in the form of cash, check, or credit card. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, so you will not be billed if you cancel more than 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. I may be able to provide a sliding scale fee depending on your circumstances. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the fees, and we can also discuss fees further during the phone consultation.

Insurance

I am an out-of-network provider, which means that I do not accept insurance at this time. Upon request, I can provide you with a monthly statement (called a “superbill”) that you can then forward to your insurance company in order to obtain reimbursement. Some health insurance plans will reimburse for treatment provided by a licensed psychologist; however, plans vary widely. You are responsible for determining what insurance benefits you receive and for obtaining reimbursement. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • 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 for an out-of-network provider?
  • Can I be granted a “single case exception” if I am unable to find another clinician with similar skills in my area?

If your insurance does not cover out-of-network providers, you may be able to pay for therapy out of your pre-tax income using an HSA or FSA account.

I contract with Lyra Health to provide mental health services free of charge to employees of several Bay Area companies, including eBay, Facebook, and Tesla. Feel free to contact Lyra Health or me directly to discuss using your Lyra benefits for therapy.  

Confidentiality

Our sessions and discussions are confidential, meaning they are protected by law. In most situations, I may not disclose confidential information about you without your consent.  There are situations, however, in which I am legally required to break confidentiality.  These include the following:

  • If I believe you are in danger of harming yourself or another person
  • If I suspect abuse or neglect of a child, older adult, or dependent adult
  • If you are unable to provide basic care for yourself
  • If I am court-ordered to release information as part of a legal proceeding