SERVICES I OFFER
*Currently all services offered at this time are virtual using video or phone*
Brief telephone consult
As our first contact for services I offer a complementary 15-minute phone consultation. This is an opportunity for us to connect about the issues that bring you into care, and to determine whether working together is the best fit for your needs. I can answer any questions that you may have about coming into care and set up your first appointment.
15-min initial telephone consult— free
Adult Intake and Return Appointments
Intake: During this appointment I will review your complete intake form with you to ensure that I have an appropriate understanding of some of your history, what brings you into care, and your goals for our work together. I will answer any questions that you have to the best of my ability. We will also use this appointment to create some initial goals for care and to set up our mutual expectations for treatment.
Return: During return appointments we will work together on your goals and I will support you through the process. We will regularly check in about the progress of care and make adjustments as needed to ensure that we are working effectively together.
55 minute session
PREVENTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY
Prevention focused treatment is a "delivery of strengths-based health promotion and environmental improvement strategies"(2013, APA ,DOI: 10.1037/a0034569)
This service is for those that are noticing changes in how they are feeling or are dealing with a specific challenge and want brief support in improving their well-being. The first session consists of the intake where I get more information on your background and your goals for treatment. Return appointments may be between 1-6 sessions. Using solution focused brief therapy we focus on helping you improve your coping skills to manage symptoms and cope with challenges.
55 minute session
Services for your Organization
If you are interested in providing your organization or company with a workshop focused on improving emotional health, I would love to help. Workshop topics may include: managing work stress, improving self-care, stress management, coping with chronic health conditions, and more.
Please contact me to discuss your specific needs and pricing.
PAYMENT & INSURANCE
You will be expected to pay for each session before/at the start of session, unless we agree otherwise. Payment will be collected through a HIPAA compliant application using a credit card.
Clients are often able to use their Health Savings Account for therapy.
If you are unable to attend a session, I require at least 24 hours notice. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
I am in network with MHN, the behavioral health subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. Please be ready to provide your insurance card information when you contact me for a consult call.
I am an "out of network provider" for most insurance networks but will provide you a Superbill, which you may use to request reimbursement. The coverage you receive is entirely dependent upon the plan that you have. I recommend that you contact your insurance company directly to determine your specific coverage. Some questions that may be helpful in this conversation include:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits that cover psychotherapy?
Does my policy cover an out of network Licensed Psychologist? If so, what percentage is covered or what is the coverage amount per therapy session?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
Are my medical and mental health/behavioral health deductibles separate?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
Does the diagnosis matter? Are some diagnoses covered and others not?
What paperwork or forms do I need to submit for sessions to be covered?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
If you’ve never used out of network benefits and would like help submitting your forms, there is an app that can help. For more information, check out Better at https://www.getbetter.co/
GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE NOTICE
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
No, I do not offer a sliding scale at this time.
DOES IT MATTER WHERE I AM LOCATED?
Yes, I am able to work with any client who is located in California or Washington state. According to the licensing laws, you do have to be in the state at the time of your session.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
Prior to your first appointment, we will connect by video or phone where we can get to know each other better. After your phone consultation, you’ll be sent paperwork electronically so you don’t have to waste time signing forms during your session. We’ll complete an intake where we discuss your history, what you would like to achieve in therapy, and what the process will look like. Visit Getting Started