Fees and Insurance
I accept both private pay and insurance reimbursement, although my services are not covered by all insurance plans. My fee for a 50 minute session is $130, or, if I am contracted with your insurance provider, whatever their maximum allowable fee is.
I am contracted with the following insurance providers:
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
Managed Health Network (MHN)
U.S. Behavioral Health
Value Options AKA Beacon
Note that I may not be covered by all of the plans offered by the companies listed above, and that your plan may cover me even if I have not listed it here. Sometimes a primary insurer will subcontract with another insurer to provide behavioral healthcare services, or companies may belong to a network where they share providers. If I am not covered by your insurance plan, you are responsible for direct payment in full to me, but I will provide a statement that you can submit to your insurer for possible reimbursement.
If we use your health insurance to cover the costs of therapy, it is your responsibility to contact your insurer prior to our first meeting to answer the following questions:
Are the kind of services you want to receive from me covered by your plan? (Usually these would be described as individual outpatient psychotherapy or family outpatient psychotherapy.)
Is pre-authorization of services is required by your insurer?
Do you need to get a referral from your primary health care physician?
Is there a limit to how many mental health services are covered?
Is there a deductible, and if so, how much of it has been met this plan period?