Affordable Therapy in the San Fernando Valley
Money is one of the more complex issues facing therapists and clients.
I am an out-of-network provider. This means that I do not accept your health insurance directly. You will pay for your session at the time of service and, if requested, I will give you a receipt. You submit the receipt to your insurance company for partial reimbursement.
I encourage you to contact your insurance company to ask the following questions:
- what percentage of my bill do you cover for services obtained from an out-of-network provider?
- how many sessions do you cover per calendar year?
- what is my deductible?
Payment can be made in cash, check, or using a credit card through Paypal.
Please note that if you use your health insurance for counseling services, the therapist will be required to diagnose you with a mental illness which becomes part of your health record. Your insurance company may also periodically audit and review your records resulting in my inability to keep your sessions private.
If you have more questions about this, I am happy to discuss this with you personally.
Fees per hour:
- $60 Telephone therapy
- $60 Video Chat
- $80 My office
- $100 Other locations, including your home or other mutually agreed upon location within the San Fernando Valley
I offer affordable therapy and my fees are based strictly on time. I do not charge more for couples counseling or family counseling. Most clients find that an hour is enough to discuss their needs in a one-on-one session. However, an hour is generally not enough time for a couple or a family to feel heard. I generally recommend 90 minutes for couples and 2 hours for families.
My home office is convenient to Northridge, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Chatsworth, West Hills, Hidden Hills, Woodland Hills, and Calabasas.