Rates, Insurance and Out-of-network Reimbursement

Standard Rates for Sessions & Insurance

My standard (out-of-pocket) rate is $160 for a 50-minute session.  NOTE:  many of my clients are out-of-network; however, get reimbursed from their insurance company via a “Superbill” that clients provide to their insurance provider.

Currently, I am only accepting several insurance companies (Optum, United Health, Blue Shield of California, Tri-care).

Getting Reimbursed for out-of-network therapy

Even if I do not accept your insurance, you may get reimbursed by your insurance company as I am considered an “out-of-network provider”.  Upon your request, I will provide you with an invoice of services (known as a “Superbill”) for you to provide to your insurance provider.  Many of my clients get reimbursed by their insurance company even though I am considered an out-of-network provider.

I’d recommend asking these specific questions to determine if you can get reimbursed by your insurance provider: 

  • Does my coverage include mental health, behavioral health or psychotherapy services?
  • Is there a deductible and what is it?
  • Can I get reimbursement from an out-of-network provider and how much?
  • Do I need documentation from my primary care physician approving out-of-network mental health services in order to get reimbursed?
  • How do I submit the Superbill for reimbursement?
  • Any other miscellaneous questions you may have.