Scheduling & Rates
If you are interested in finding out whether I might be a good therapist for you, I offer a free 20-minute consultation by phone.
I invite you to call me at 510-496-6001 and leave a message with several good times to reach you.
Please leave your number twice to make sure I can hear it.
You may also send me an inquiry to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
As of January 2021:
my rate is $160 per 60-minute hour. Additional time over the hour can be requested at a rate of $40 per quarter hour.
All my sliding scale/low fee slots are filled.
I am a provider for Cigna and Blue Shield but have currently filled these openings, as of 1/1/21.
Feel free to call for an update later in the year.
"What if I'm covered by another insurance company?"
If you have a PPO plan, it's worth calling your insurer to see whether you are eligible for full or partial reimbursement. When calling your company, talk to a benefits specialist and let them know you are interested in working with an "out-of-network provider."
The following questions are a good place to start:
Does my plan cover some portion of services with licensed, out-of-network providers?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my mental/behavioral health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Please call me if you are interested in learning more about using your PPO plan to pay for my services;
I'd be happy to explain more fully how that works.