Length of Treatment: Each session is 50-minutes and the therapy sessions are on a weekly basis. Therapy can be short term, lasting approximately eight weeks or less, or as long as six months or more. Once you have reached your goals, as your therapist, I will assist you with community resources and weekly sessions can be scheduled to every other week or monthly to provide support.
Fees: Free initial consultation: 15 mts via phone Fees for Individual and couple sessions ( 50 mints session) : $200 Kaiser Clients: Benefits/copay will be checked prior to appt. Phone session are available per request. 2 hours counseling session available per request. Sliding scale fees are available on a limited basis. Clinical Consultation: $200
Insurance Policy: Clients are expected to pay for services at the time of service unless other prior arrangements have been made. I am not an insurance provider accept for Kaiser however, I can provide an invoice/super bill which you may use to request reimbursement from your insurance company. Disclosure of confidential information to the insurance company might place you in a vulnerable position due to the fact that diagnoses, CPT codes, and treatment plan summaries might become part of your permanent medical record.
Payments: I accept cash, checks, and Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover credit cards in my private practice. Clients are expected to pay for services at the time of service unless other prior arrangements have been made.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel an appointment please let me know at least 24 in advance to prevent a charge. Appointments are made weekly unless prior arrangements are made.
Confidentiality: Please be aware that therapy is confidential, and I will do everything in my power to protect your confidential communications. However, it is required by law for therapists to report child abuse, elder abuse, dependent adult abuse, and physical violence threats toward others.
Social Media Policy: My primary concern is your privacy. I do not accept friend or contact requests from current or former clients on any social networking site (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). I believe that adding clients as friends or contacts on these sites can compromise your confidentiality and our respective privacy. It may also blur the boundaries of our therapeutic relationship. I keep a Facebook page for my professional practice to allow people to share my posts and practice updates with other Facebook users. If you have questions about this, please bring them up to me when we meet and we can talk more about it. If you do choose to write something on a business review site, I hope you will keep in mind that you may be sharing personally revealing information in a public forum. If you feel I have done something harmful or unethical, please feel free to discuss them with me.
Good Faith Estimate for Cash pay and out of Network clients Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a Good Faith Estimate of expected charges. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate explaining how much your medical care will cost Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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