FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I offer in-person sessions in Mar Vista (between Venice & Culver City) and telehealth for people residing in California. I see clients Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday between 10am-7pm by appointment. I invite you to reach out for time availability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I offer a free 20 minute consultation via Zoom or by phone. Consultations are a chance for us to speak briefly, and we can decide if we are a good fit. After that, the session fee is $225 per 50-minute session. Payment is due at the time of session.
Sessions typically take place weekly. Therapy is a commitment and a continued practice that involves learning, growth, and building new ways of doing things. Similar to exercise, the emotional 'muscles' take time and consistency to strengthen.
Sessions cancelled less than 48 hours in advance will be charged at full rate.
I do not accept insurance. I am an out of network provider. Superbills can be provided for submission to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement. If you plan to seek reimbursement I recommend contacting your insurance company to fully understand what your coverage is for out-of-network providers and to understand the process.
Here are some questions to ask your insurance about their rate for reimbursement:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
Does my insurance plan provide reimbursement for out-of-network outpatient mental health services? If so, how much/what percentage does my plan reimburse for?
Does my plan cover telehealth sessions?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session for an out-of-network provider?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
How do I submit claim forms (superbill) for reimbursement?
If your insurance plan offers out-of-network benefits for services and you decide you would like Superbills for submission to insurance it is important to know:
--Insurance companies require Superbills to have a DSM-5 diagnosis, which becomes part of your medical records.
--Insurance companies have the right to request and view confidential session notes to determine coverage.
Good Faith Estimates
Good Faith Estimates are provided with practice paperwork which is provided once a consultation is completed and an initial appointment is scheduled & confirmed. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
There is no designated guest parking for the office building. There are numerous metered spaces along Washington Blvd. Please read all parking signs carefully.
If you are in crisis and need immediate help
CALL the National Mental Health Crisis hotline at 988
For online support visit:
or GO to your nearest emergency room.
If you call 911, please be aware that police officers are not equipped to offer mental health support, and may even pose a danger to Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, non-English speakers, immigrants, neurodivergent and disabled people. Here is an online directory of local & national resources available as alternatives to calling the police for emergencies regarding housing, LGBTQIA+, mental health, domestic violence, youth, elders, crime and substances.
My Office & Location
13101 W. Washington Boulevard, Suite #121
Los Angeles, California 90066