It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. I offer a free 20-minute consultation so that we can meet and determine if my services will benefit you.
Forms and Information
Documents to read and complete for your first appointment .
Health insurance and other coverage
I can accept the following insurance plans:
Regence BlueShield provider networks:
Participating, Preferred, RealValue, UMP Plus Puget Sound High Value and UMP Plus UW Medicine Accountable Care Network, as well as Regence BlueShield Bridgespan RealValue (from the Exchange).
Please call your insurance program to see if I am contracted with your particular coverage plan for my private practice office address on Evanston Avenue in Fremont.
If I am not linked with your plan, your insurance company may reimburse you at an ‘out of network’ rate, which is usually between 50% and 80% of my fee. I can provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company directly for more information.
Rates & Insurance
Free Meet & Greet
It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist.
I offer a free 20-minute meeting so that we can determine if my services match what you are seeking.
Initial evaluation - $140
Follow-up sessions - $120
Sessions are 53 minutes.
I accept cash, check, or credit card.
Payment is due at the beginning of each session.
I am an out-of-network provider.
I believe that this better preserves your privacy, as well as the integrity of our work. It means that I do not bill insurance companies directly.
If you would like to use your insurance, I can provide you with a monthly receipt that you then submit to your insurance companies for direct reimbursement. That receipt (sometimes called a ‘superbill’) is required to contain a mental health diagnosis and the date and length of time of our session/s.
Some points to consider when deciding whether to use your insurance for our session/s:
If you do use your insurance, you can pay into your deductible and save some money.
If you don’t use your insurance, you have more freedom to choose the care you want, and there are no limits to the number of sessions you receive.
If you submit a claim, your diagnosis goes into your insurance records.
To find out if you’re covered:
Call your insurance company to see if you have out-of-network benefits, and if your plan will cover my services. If they ask, my NPI (National Provider Identifier) number is: 1073900510.
Ask your insurance company if your plan covers “outpatient mental health services CPT codes 90791 and 90834 and 90837 for a client with a diagnosis” and at what percent or amount.
If your insurance says they cover my services and you decide to submit your claims to them for reimbursement, I can give you a receipt.
You can also ask:
What is my coverage for an out-of-network provider?
What is my deductible for mental health services?
Does my coverage require pre-approval or a referral from my primary care
How many sessions do I have per year?
What percentage of my psychotherapy fees are covered?
What forms do I need to fill out to file for reimbursement?