Therapy & Counseling Services - Payment Information
Sessions are typically between 50 - 60 minutes long and happen at the Newport Beach office. However, depending on client needs sessions can last longer or shorter and I can also offer telephone or video sessions when appropriate.
Fee For Service
Fee-for-service payments is always an option. In this kind of arrangement, I am able to provide mental health services without having to obtain prior authorization from your insurance and without having to reveal private health information such as service dates, and diagnoses. In addition, no information is shared with outside organizations (such as your insurance company), removing confidentiality concerns. My standard fee is $160 for the initial assessment and $130 per 50 - 60 minute session. At this point in time, I do cannot provide any sliding scale fee options but can provide you with referrals to lower cost therapists should you need it.
Timely payment is expected. I accept check, cash, and credit card.
Please also note that psychotherapy services are eligible expenses for reimbursement from medical flex-spending accounts and health saving accounts. Additionally, the cost of our services may be written off as a medical expense tax deduction so please speak with your tax professional about this option.
I am "in-network" with Cigna, MHN and Kaiser Permanente. If you wish to use your insurance, please send me a copy of your insurance card and ID prior to our first appointment so that I can verify eligibility and provide you information about your deductible, co-pay, etc... prior to our first appointment. Please also keep in mind that should you choose to use your insurance I will have to reveal private health information including service dates, types of service provided, and a mental health diagnosis in order for the insurance to reimburse the visit.