Fees, Scheduling & Insurance

Therapy is an investment in your child, your family,
your well being, and the quality of your life.

Getting Started:  Please call or email me to set up a free initial phone consultation so that together we can decide whether I can provide the services you are looking for.  If I’m not a good match for your needs, I will try to provide referrals to other professionals who may be able to help.

Fees:  My fee for service is $175 per 45-minute session.  If you are a new client looking for low-cost or sliding-scale therapy, there are no slots currently available. Please use this link for a directory of resources.

Payment: Credit card, Google Pay, or Venmo. Payment is due at time of service unless we make other arrangements.

Scheduling:  People usually come once a week for 45 minutes. We might be able to arrange more frequent sessions, as needed.  EMDR sessions with adults are typically 75 to 100 minutes.  I am open to occasional parent consultations as my schedule allows.

I don’t typically schedule appointments every other week. Every-other-week appointments leave holes in my schedule that are difficult to fill. I’ve also noticed that people who come in every other week make much less progress than those who come in weekly.

Cancelation policy: If you are unable to keep your or your child’s appointment, please provide 48 hours’ notice. No-shows will be charged for the full cost of the session.

Insurance:  I work on a fee-for-service basis. I do not accept insurance. However, my services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance, employee benefit package, or healthcare spending account.  Please contact your insurance company directly to find out what services are covered.  On request, I can provide a superbill for you to submit for reimbursement to insurance or healthcare spending account plans.

There are many benefits to choosing your own therapist rather than using insurance:

  • You get to choose the best therapist for you, your child, and your family.
  • Your confidentiality is protected–no third parties.
  • You and your therapist set the pace and duration of therapy.
  • Starting off with the therapist you feel most comfortable with, rather than the one you were “assigned,” means you don’t have to start over later due to insurance limits or a poor fit.

Good Faith Estimate Notice: Uninsured and private pay patients have the right to a “Good Faith Estimate” to help you estimate expected charges you may be billed.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises

Contact: Please contact me by phone or email.  I look forward to hearing from you.

(415) 857-2586     AmyKmft88@gmail.com