I have set my hourly rate at a level comparable to others in the Bay Area community with similar levels of education, training, and experience. My full fee is $220.00 per session. If you are unable to afford this amount, I offer a sliding scale. Any changes in the fee will be done in consultation with you and with consideration for your circumstances.
Payment & Cancellations
Psychotherapy is most effective when it is consistent and regular. Since we have agreed to meet on a regular basis and at a regular time, I will reserve your time(s) for you each week. If you are unable to come to your appointment, I will make every effort to reschedule our meeting during the week prior or following the missed session in order to maintain the continuity of therapy. If we are able to reschedule your appointment, you will not be charged for the missed session. I will accept two (2) weeks worth of cancellations for each regularly scheduled hour of psychotherapy without charge in each calendar year. Beyond this number of missed sessions, you are responsible for full payment of the appointment. Payment is due at each session unless otherwise arranged.
The decision to reduce the frequency of our regularly scheduled meetings or to end our working relationship, is to be determined mutually in consultation with me. Prior to enacting any changes, a minimum of four (4) weeks of meetings is necessary to allow for processing the decision and resulting reactions.
I do not accept insurance. However, I can provide a monthly statement that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement of services in accordance with their policy.
You may phone me between sessions as needed. I will return your call as soon as possible. There is no charge for brief phone calls. If more extensive time/contact is needed, we can schedule a session before your next regular appointment. If your call is urgent, do not hesitate to let me know. I will return your call at the first available moment.
All information disclosed during sessions is confidential and may not be shared with anyone without your permission, except when disclosure is required by law. Disclosure may be required in the following circumstances:
1. Where there is reasonable suspicion that you are likely to hurt yourself or someone else unless protective measures are taken;
2. Where there is reasonable suspicion of child or dependent adult abuse;
3. Where information is ordered by the court pursuant to a legal proceeding.
In addition, many insurance companies require disclosure of information before they will process or pay your claim.
Please note: I participate in regular, on-going professional consultation. Neither names nor identifying information is ever revealed.