Fees, Insurance and Office Policies
San Jose Counseling and Psychotherapy
Some of the most common questions about counseling and psychotherapy are about fees and whether insurance will cover the cost.
The information below explains my policies and procedures for session fees, insurance reimbursement and office policies.
Please note that the session fees listed below apply to the type of therapy/counseling that is reserved at the time the appointment is scheduled.
Fees for Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy 45-minute Session $180.00
- Couples Counseling 45-minute Session $280.00
- Family Therapy 45-minute Session $280.00 (two to three people)
Note: I am currently only offering individual therapy. I have suspended doing couples counseling and family therapy until further notice. Please call me if you would like a referral for couples counseling or family therapy. Thank you for your understanding.
Fees are due at the beginning of each session. Credit card (Visa and MasterCard) and cash payments are accepted.
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please do so by phone by calling 408-315-0645 with 48 hours notice before your scheduled appointment time. This allows my office time to offer that hour to someone else. If you do not show for your appointment, or if you cancel or reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, you will be charged the regular fee for the type of therapy/counseling session that you reserved. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
About 70 percent of licensed therapists in California do not take any type of health insurance. Like this vast majority, I am a therapist who does not take insurance. However, many PPOs and HMOs will cover all or a portion of the fee. If you would like to use your insurance, please contact your insurance company and ask what coverage you have to see an “out-of-network provider.” Make sure you tell them that I have a Ph.D. as insurance companies usually reimburse at a higher rate for therapists with a Ph.D. Your insurance company will tell you what your coverage is. When you come to the office, you will pay for your sessions as you go. If you request it, you will receive a superbill once a month that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.