- Diagnostic Interview
- 90 minutes
- $400 if discount applies
- Psychotherapy or Career Counseling
- 50 minutes
- $225 if discount applies
Initial Consultation (Diagnostic Interview)
The fee for a 90-minute Initial Consultation – our first meeting together – is $450 ($400 if discount applies).
During our first meeting, I will do a thorough assessment of what you feel is wrong in your life and any symptoms you are experiencing. I will gather information related to your problem(s) that can include details about your childhood, education, relationships (family, romantic, friends), current living situation, career, and medical history. I will also give feedback about treatment options, and provide a sense of how I would approach your concerns. It’s also a chance for us to see how the dialogue feels, and if it seems like a good match.
After the Initial Consultation session, my hourly appointment fee for subsequent sessions is $250 ($225 if discount applies).
In addition to weekly appointments, it is my practice to charge my hourly fee on a prorated basis for other professional services you may require such as report writing, telephone conversations which last longer than 10 minutes, attendance at meetings or consultations with other professionals which you have authorized, preparation of records or treatment summaries, or the time required to perform any other service which you may request of me.
If you feel you cannot afford even my reduced fees, please see the section “Referral Resources” on this website. This section provides a list of low fee psychotherapy resources in the Los Angeles area.
NOTE: Career counseling services are typically NOT reimbursable healthcare expenses! Unfortunately, career counseling is not yet considered medically necessary by insurance companies.
Psychotherapy is a reimbursable healthcare expense. You need to know that if you see me for psychotherapy, I do NOT participate on the panels of “Managed Health Care Plans” such as HMOs and PPOs. If you have one of these particular types of plans and you wish to see me for psychotherapy, it is very important for you to find out the availability of coverage for an “out-of-network psychologist.” Keep in mind that most insurance companies will not waive co-payments or deductibles for healthcare services.
If you do plan on seeking insurance reimbursement, please note the following process I follow:
It will be your responsibility to request the reimbursement from the insurance company. I do not bill third parties, like insurance companies, directly. However, I will provide you with a statement detailing the charges and then you will submit the statement to your insurance company along with properly filled-out claim forms. It is important to remember that I have no control over your insurance company’s policies and reimbursement procedures. However, I will assist you to the best of my ability in this process.
For assistance with understanding health insurance, see the “Working With Your Insurance” section of this website.