Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
• Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
• Is the therapist I want to see on your preferred provider list?
• What is my deductible and has it been met for the year?
• How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover with this therapist?
• What is the coverage amount per therapy session (i.e., what is my co-payment/coinsurance)?
• Is a referral required from my Primary Care Physician? (rarely necessary)
At this time, I am a provider for:
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Beacon Health Options
- Blue Shield
- Kaiser (if an authorization for outside care can be obtained)
- Military One Source
- Value Options
- Various Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s)
If I am NOT a provider for your health insurance, I will either give you an invoice you can submit to your plan, (called a Superbill) or I can submit a bill and will seek reimbursement from your plan. You will have to pay your portion of the payment at the start of each session. I always recommend that you call your insurance to obtain the details regarding your benefits.
If you are using your insurance, you are still responsible for paying your deductible (if any) and co-payment at the beginning of the hour.
My fees for cash clients are $150.00 for the initial session and 125.00 for every 50-minute session thereafter for individuals. For any twosome, the fee is $165.00 for the initial session and $155.00 for any 50-minute session thereafter.
My Confidential, Private Alcohol Outpatient Treatment which is 12-weeks long (one session per week) is $2700.00 which may be paid as $1350.00 for the first six weeks and $1350.00 for the second six weeks. Sessions are also fifty minutes long.
Reduced Fees may be available based upon your individual needs and financial situation. Please call me at 760-822-7729 to discuss this.
I prefer checks or cash but I take credit, debit and FSA cards for payment. Please be prepared to pay at the time of your session.
When we set an appointment, I put aside scheduled appointment time for you, and cannot bill your insurance for a missed session. Therefore, if you do not show up for an appointment or cancel without 24 hours’ notice, there will be a $55.00 cancellation fee. Of course, I will make exceptions in cases of emergency where 24 hours advance notice was not possible. I will be requesting all clients to submit credit card information which I will keep on file for a cancelled or a “no-show” session, which I will bill the same week.
Call me at 760-822-7729 if you have any questions.