We are currently not on insurance panels and only accept self-pay via cash, check, and credit cards. If your PPO health insurance provides out of network mental health benefits, we can provide you with a superbill for reimbursement. If you have a FSA or HSA account, we can accept them. See below for more detailed information.
We offer a limited number of sliding scale sessions. Schedule a consultation to discuss.
Clients should reschedule or cancel sessions as soon as possible via email, phone or text. For cancellations or reschedules made within 48 hours, there is no fee. When cancellations or reschedules are made with less than 48 hours, the client is responsible for the full session fee.
If you don't show for you scheduled session, you will also be responsible for the full session fee.
It's a question we are considering thoughtfully. We want to provide clinically excellent, culturally informed therapy to as many people as possible and being on insurance panels would certainly help make our services more financially accessible. On the other hand, being on insurance panels would compromise the type of care we provide.
Issues when we join insurance panels:
So when insurance companies are involved, you and your therapist are not the decision makers of your treatment.
Having said all this, we will be continuing to evaluate whether to join insurance panels or not. We might do so in the future. Write to us. It will help us decide.
If you have PPO as health insurance, check for the following:
If you decide to use this benefit, we can provide you with a superbill (i.e. invoice) that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Note that we don't guarantee reimbursement and that you are still responsible for your full fee at the time of service.
Some employers offer FSA (Flexible Spending Account) or HSA (Health Savings Account). These accounts are pre-tax dollars that you can set aside to pay for medical expenses such as mental health services. Check with your employer if mental health services such as therapy and counseling are included. If so, we can accept your FSA or HSA debit cards. Paying for therapy in this fashion allows you to reduce the effective cost of sessions since you are paying via pre-tax dollars.
Most cities have training clinics that offer low fee and sliding scale services. These clinics are a great alternative. They are staffed with trainees and interns who work under the supervision of an experienced clinician. To help you find the right trainee and intern, the same process of choosing the right therapist is still valid.
Clinics in Portland:
Clinics in San Francisco:
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