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Policies

Fee Schedule: Psychiatric Practice:
Initial consultation (in person or over the phone) $300 – 45 minutes to one hour session
Second opinion or one time evaluation $300
Therapy with or without medication management $200 – 45 minutes to one hour session
Medication management with or without therapy $125 – 30 Minute Session
Crisis phone intervention $50/15min.

  • All payments are due at the time of the session.
    I accept Blue Cross (Anthem) medical insurance.  My prospective patients with medical insurance other than Blue Cross, might want to consider using the PPO option of their insurance, if one is available.  For patients who so choose the insurance will pay a portion of the cost of visits.  You can find that information by calling the costumer service 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card; give them my fees and find out what percent of that amount your insurance will cover.  Your payment for each visit is due at the time of the visit.  As a courtesy to you, my office will bill your PPO insurance and the reimbursement check (whatever amount it may be) will be sent by your insurance company directly to you.
  • Payments may be made with a check, Visa, MasterCard or cash.
  • The frequency and duration of the visits is determined according to each of my patient’s needs.
  • Everything that is discussed during my meeting with my patient is strictly confidential.  I will not disclose any aspect of it to anyone, unless my patient instructs me to do so in writing.
  • However, for a better quality of care, I find it very helpful to be in touch with other health care practitioners involved in my patient’s care (therapists, primary care physicians, and specialty doctors).  Therefore, all my patients are invited to give permission to allow this communication to take place.

Fee Schedule: Life Coaching Practice:
Initial visit  $300 45 minutes to one hour
45 minute subsequent visits  $200
30 minute subsequent visits  $125
5 visits of 45 minutes each (paid in advance)  $850
5 visits of 30 minutes each  (paid in advance)  $575

Life Coaching visits could take place in person or over the phone (for clients living outside the Los Angeles area).
New clients will receive, via e-mail or regular mail, a package with basic information about Life Coaching, practice policies and an agreement form that needs to be signed and faxed or mailed to my office before the first visit takes place.

  • All payments are due at the time of the session.
  • Payments may be made with a check, Visa, MasterCard or cash.
  • The frequency and duration of the visits is determined according to each of my client’s needs.
  • Everything that is discussed during my meeting with my client is strictly confidential.  I will not disclose any aspect of it to anyone, unless my client instructs me to do so in writing.

Rescheduling or canceling an appointment: (for both practices)
Appointments can be rescheduled or cancelled with advanced notice of a minimum of 2 business days (that is, 48 hours).  Cancellations for Monday’s appointments need to be received in the office by the preceding Friday, before 1:00 p.m. However, if I am not given a 2 business day notice, the patient/client will be charged for the entire cost of the visit. I will be as accommodating as possible if you need to reschedule, but you must notify me adequately ahead of time.

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