For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 323 422 2036
🗝 denotes 48 Hour Rescheduling or Cancellation policy for sessions. Otherwise, it's a 24 Hour Cancellation Policy. All Sessions are on video
Professional Fees Individual’s sessions: 45 minutes 90 minutes 🗝
Couple's sessions: 60 minutes 75 or 90 minutes 🗝 120 minutes🗝 Family’s sessions: 60 minutes 75 or 90 minutes 🗝 Double sessions are not advisable with this unit of treatment.
Kinship sessions 90 minutes 🗝 Double sessions are not advisable with this unit of treatment (See Kinship Therapy Page)
Queer Partner Assisted Reproduction (Q-PAR) sessions 90 minutes🗝 This unit of treatment is for Lesbian or Queer couples with known donor, or an individual who is the known donor with a single parent, or with a lesbian or queer couple. Weeks before session, questionnaires (created and provided by Kristin F Jones, LMFT, Affirmative Psychotherapy) will be filled out in advance by all parties.
Session assesses, strategizes, and engineers a structural framework to be used as both a blueprint and consensual agreement, in regards to being queer parents, financial intent, family of origin relational issues, problems with insurance coverage when queer, in addition, to understanding and preparing for institutional biases. This work establishes a planned agreement for how and when the child will learn about this arrangement, and who the donor and the donor's parents will (not) be to the child. Any/all medical concerns or discussions need to be directed towards medical professionals. This work is strictly queer-psychological-sociocultural work.
A summary will be generated to submit to your reproductive center (if needed) after written authorization is given by you, for your reproductive center and for me to communicate with one another. This session is strictly for the establishment and confirmation of parental maturity, couple strength and unity, mental health status of all adults involved, and for the basis of agreements founded in well discussed, sober, rational, and relational thinking. In no shape or form, does this work substitute for the necessity of a lawyer well-versed in family law, or your own research surrounding LGBTQIA+ challenges as a potential queer parent, or donor. - Phone Sessions 45 or 60 minutes 75 or 90 minutes 🗝 This specific arrangement is only available once the therapeutic alliance has been developed through weekly face to face sessions.
Trauma Regulation and Integration Process (TRIP) Sessions Eye Brain Based Technique 45 minutes 60 minutes 🗝 ---
Payment must be made at time of Service
24 hour notice policy Rescheduling or Cancellations for sessions at 45 and 60 minutes require 24 hours notice.
48 hour notice policy 🗝 Rescheduling or Cancellations for 75 or 90 minute sessions require 48 hour cancellation notice.
Please Note: Clinical issues must be in a confidential email, by telephone, or on video and NOT on TEXT. Any text messages attempting to discuss or disclose clinical issues or concerns will not be returned. ---
Rates 'Individual' Single Session rate $200 per 45 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm-12:45pm) 'Individual' Double Session rate $400 per 90 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm-1:30pm) - 'Couples' Single Session rate (2 people) $250 per 60 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm-1:00pm) $315 per 75 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm,-1:15pm) $375 per 90 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm-1:30pm) 'Couples' Double Session rate (2 people) $500 at 120 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm-2:00pm) - 'Polycule' Session rate (3-4 people) $350 per 75 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm to 1:15pm)
'Family' Session rates (chosen, blended, biological) Unit of Treatment: only 1 parent and only 1 (adult) child $275 per 60 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm-1:pm)
Unit of Treatment: More than 1 parent and 1 (adult) child or more $345 per 60 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm-1:00pm) $430 per 75 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm-1:15pm) $515 per 90 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm-1:30pm)
'Kinship' Session rate $400 per 90 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm-1:30pm)
'QPAR + Donor' Session rate $400 per 90 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm to 1:30pm) Follow-up sessions run the same as individual, couples, or family rates established above
Trauma Regulation and Integration Process Session rate $200 per 45 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm to 12:45pm) $225 per 60 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm to 1:00pm)
Weekend Session rate and policy: The rate increases, requires one week advance notice to book, and requires 48 hour cancellation 🗝 Saturday add $25 to regular Individual rate. Sunday add $45 to regular rate. Saturday add $50 to regular Couples rate. Sunday add $70 to regular rate. Saturday add $75 to regular Family rate. Sunday add $95 to regular rate.
Phone sessions are available for individuals once the therapeutic alliance has been established. ---
Payments: Payments can be made with credit or debit cards. American Express is accepted. No third party payment arrangements will be agreed to, or accepted. Please work this out with your people.
Pro Bono Sessions: I provide two gratuitous spaces in my practice year round. Both are currently being utilized until April 2023.
There is no Sliding Scale option. All fees are full. --- Insurance I accept PPO plans, meaning that I will prepare a super bill for you to submit to your insurance provider upon request. Turn around time: Once you request a super bill, you will receive it no later than the following session at which point you submit it to your insurance carrier.
How SUPER BILLS work: The insured client pays the therapist directly at each session. A record of attendance combined with diagnosis is detailed by me on the SUPER BILL which is then given to you. Please note that some insurance companies require a social security number in addition to the above information.
As the client, you submit this 'bill' for reimbursement to your insurance company.
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan, so please check with your insurance carrier carefully. - Helpful Questions to ask when inquiring about your coverage:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits? What is my deductible and has it been met? How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover? What is the coverage amount per therapy session? Is approval required from my primary care physician? Does my plan cover tele-health? - Uncommunicated Late Arrivals: Sessions will be held for 1o minutes past agreed upon session time. If there is no indicator for a need to start late from the client before the actual agreed upon start time, this constitutes a missed session, and the appointment will be canceled and charged at full fee. If a client starts late, the session will still end at the predesignated run-time.
Missed Sessions and Late Cancellations Missed sessions or late cancellations will be billed at full rate.
Late Payments with debit and credit cards Payment is due at time of service and I allow credit/debit cards to be on file as a courtesy, so as to ensure more time for therapy to occur during the entire session, without business taking up any time. For those who continually lose cards or who continually do not re-load their cards prior to our session, $15.00 will be added as a late fee per my needing to 'chase down' the payment. This is akin to a bounced check and the amount of time and back and forth communication it takes to recover the payment.
Consultations There is no charge for an initial phone consultation to see if therapy is right for you. These conversations run 15 to 20 minutes. Please have in mind prior to calling what your goals for therapy are. For example: "I would like to improve my boundaries when it comes to my family, specifically, with my father." This goal establishes what system and what area of the system you would like to address.
Confirmations Timely confirmation of session attendance provides structure for the practice. It establishes when I will actually be doing sessions, or arranging time blocks for consults with your MDs, psychiatrists; or doing intakes with people seeking therapy. The confirmation texts are a courtesy and support a reciprocal nature in the therapeutic relationship that understands expectation is a dynamic quality shared both ways.