Frequently Asked Questions
Will my insurance cover our sessions?
I am considered an "out-of-network psychotherapist." It is best to find out about your benefits from your insurance carrier as they can differ from person to person. I will provide you with a medical receipt so that your insurance carrier can reimburse you if you have coverage for this type of treatment. Unless special arrangements have been made in advance, payment will be due at the end of each session.
What do I ask when I call my insurance to inquire about benefits?
When speaking with your insurance provider, you may consider asking the following:
Are my benefits running on a calendar (Jan-Dec) or fiscal year (July-June)?
What is my individual out-of-network deductible? Has it been met?
What is my reimbursement rate/percentage for an out-of-network provider once the deductible is met (for individual counseling)?
Is there a limit on the number of sessions my plan covers in a year?
Where do I mail my "superbill"/medical receipt?
How do out-of-network benefits work?
Since I am an out-of-network provider we will be using your PPO insurance's out-of-network benefits. Your insurance will cover a portion (somewhere between 50-80%) of the session fee after reaching your out-of-network deductible.
What types of payment methods are accepted?
Cash, checks and all major credit cards are accepted for payment. Payment is due at the end of each session unless otherwise negotiated.
How often do therapy sessions occur?
The timing of sessions varies depending on how clients are doing. Clients typically come in once a week initially. Once new skills are applied to a consistent degree, we can then decrease the frequency of sessions to every other week.
What areas do you serve?
We proudly serve Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Lomita, Carson, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Inglewood, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, and San Pedro, California.