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 $150 per 50-minute session.  I have a limited number of sliding-scale slots with fees based on your family’s annual gross income.  If your child qualifies for the California Victim Compensation Program, I will accept the CalVCP rate as payment in full.  Please call me to talk about how this works when you also have private insurance.

Scheduling:  People usually come once a week for 50 minutes. We might be able to arrange more frequent sessions for children, 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.

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.

Payment: Cash & checks preferred.

Cancelation policy: In the event that you are unable to keep your appointment, please provide 24 hours’ notice.  No-shows will be charged for the full cost of the session.

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

(415) 857-2586     AmyKmft88@gmail.com