Frequently Asked Questions
Read below for answers to questions I frequently get asked. Always feel free to reach out to me directly if you have a question related to your particular situation or need clarification.
What is your fee?
My fee for a 50 minute session is competitive with other clinicians in the Bay Area. Please reach out for my current rate. I accept cash, check or credit card, including FSA/HSA payments.
Do you accept insurance?
No, I am considered an out of network insurance provider but can provide a superbill (receipt for payment) that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. Please note, superbills are created containing an EIN from Spring Family Therapy, Inc. that I am a clinician for and have to include a diagnosis. The one exception here is that I partner with Modern Health so if your company provides their services you can potentially get your sessions with me covered through their platform.
How often do I need to come in?
Sessions are 50 minutes long. Therapy often works best when we can meet weekly, especially in the beginning, to create some real momentum towards lasting change.
How long will I be in therapy?
Therapy is a a process and everyone goes through it at their own pace. One person's journey is not another's. That said, it is not my goal to keep you in therapy indefinitely but rather to get you to a place where you feel your therapy goals have been met.
What is your cancelation policy?
You are responsible for payment of the full session fees unless you cancel (or reschedule) 24-hours in advance of your appointment time.
What do I do if I am experiencing a crisis?
I am not a crisis counselor. If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, please dial 911, 988 or the contact the San Francisco Crisis line at (415) 781-0500 for immediate assistance.
No Surprises Act:
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 patients 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.
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