Fees

My fee is based on the usual and customary rate for psychologists in San Francisco. A typical Individual or couples session is 50 minutes in length. Longer sessions are charged at a pro-rated amount. Fees are due at the time of each session. To discuss fees please give me a call at the number provided in the upper right corner, or fill out the “contact form”

Method of Payment: Cash or Check

Low Fee Options

I employee a number of highly skilled psychotherapists. These therapists provide psychotherapy at a reduced fee under my direct supervision. If you are interested in discussing this as an option, please give me a call at the number listed at the top right of this page, or fill out the “contact form”

Insurance

I do not deal directly with any insurance companies. However, many insurance companies do reimburse for the services I provide. You will need to check with your insurer to verify this. If you wish to submit charges for session to your insurer, I will provide you with a monthly statement suitable for insurance reimbursement. Your insurer may require that I include a diagnosis on your bill.

Why I do not deal directly with insurance companies

Insurance plans typically require patients to select from a specific list of therapist with whom they have contracted. Treatment conducted in conjunction with an insurance provider has much less confidentiality and many require that I discuss your treatment with employees of the insurance company in order to obtain authorization and payment for services. Further, insurance companies often make their own decisions about your treatment, for example, regarding the frequency and number of sessions.