Scheduling and Fees
I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to hear more about what you are looking for, and to answer any questions you may have. To schedule our chat, you can call me at 510.306.2207, email me or use my contact form.
During our first phone conversation we will set up our first appointment. And once we decide to work together, your recurring time slot will be reserved for you.
Therapy works best when weekly sessions are held as consistently as possible. Sessions are 50 minutes, at least once a week. Meeting on a weekly basis helps build rapport, trust, and safety and supports your internal momentum, so that you can get the most out of your therapy. Sessions at a higher frequency can sometimes be helpful as well, and we can discuss this option if relevant.
My fee is $200 per weekly session for individuals, and $225 for couples.
Out of a desire to be inclusive with my practice, I reserve a part of my schedule for reduced fee clients. At this time my available sliding scale spots are all full, but please feel free to ask me about this at any point.
Payment is due at the time of service. I use a secure payment platform to collect payments via credit or debit card.
In order to maintain your right to privacy and confidentiality, I have decided not to work as a participating provider on any insurance panels or networks. If you have health insurance, a health savings account, or medical reimbursement account through your employer, I recommend you check with your insurer about out-of-network reimbursement. If you have coverage, I can provide you with receipts for our work together. I'm happy to support you as you navigate this process, and to answer any questions you might have about it during our work together.
Therapy works best when weekly sessions are held as consistently as possible, and I reserve time specifically for you that is not available to others. You can miss (3) three weeks per year without having to pay for the missed sessions. You are responsible for payment any other time, unless we are able to reschedule your session during the week the cancellation occurs. Keep in mind that if my calendar is full, we may not always be able to reschedule your missed session, and you will be liable for your fee.
Additionally, I am away from the office between four to six weeks per year and will tell you at least two weeks in advance of any anticipated absences. If needed, I will give you the contact information of a therapist who will be available to you during the time I am away. You will not be charged for any sessions when I am absent.
If you are traveling and would like to meet, we will meet via Telehealth (Zoom or phone). When I am in the office for a partial week due to official holidays or other scheduling conflicts, I will make every effort to reschedule our appointment.