What are your psychotherapy fees?
My fees are comparable with doctoral-level specialist psychologists in California and New York (I work with residents of both states since I am licensed in each state). That being said, my current fee for each 50-minute individual session is $200.00.
How and when do I pay?
Fees are paid in full at the beginning of each session. Since I require a card on file prior to our first session together, I use IVY Pay to securely store your card information and to collect swipe-free payment if you will be using a debit card, credit card, or flexible spending account (FSA/HSA) card. I also use IVY Pay to charge for late-cancellations and no-show appointments, per my office policy (more on these below).
*Please note that I require a card on file whether or not you will be submitting payment with cash or check. I will only use this card for late cancellations and/or no-shows*
IVY Pay is a secure, HIPAA compliant platform specifically designed for licensed therapists. In order to hold your slot for our first session, and every session thereafter, you will receive a text message from IVY to help set you up once and for all. Once the first charge is run, it securely stores your card information for ongoing use. I will charge your card with IVY at the beginning of every session, as it takes a few seconds and we can get right into our session!
If you have additional questions about IVY Pay, please don’t hesitate to ask me.
If you will be paying with cash or check, payment for services is due at the beginning of session, so that we can get payment out of the way and get going with what brings you in that day.
Do you have a sliding scale right now?
At this time, I do not offer a sliding scale due to the limited number of client hours I have available. I completely understand that not everyone is in a position to invest in individual therapy. If fees are an issue at this time, I would highly recommend the following lower-cost options:
- Depending on your situation, I may be able to refer you to some colleagues who may have rates that are more in line with what you are able to afford.
- You could try searching local therapists who might have some sliding scale slots at this time on https://www.psychologytoday.com/us
- If you are a couple and in need of therapy services you can contact Filippo M Forni, LMFT at www.centurycitycounseling.com
- Finally, if you have MediCal, you may be eligible for free therapy services through the Department of Mental Health: https://www.211la.org