Getting Started

Please take a moment to review the following information

Consultation

Taking that first step to seek help is not always easy.

I offer a free 15 minute consultation (either on the phone or in my office), so you can get a sense of whether we are a good match. It is also an opportunity for me to determine whether or not I will be able to help you. Please see “Services” to view the Counseling Topic Areas offered.

Please note that all 1 hour sessions are 50 minutes actual session time.

Rates

Individual Counseling
$120/hour * *Includes parent/guardian collaboration for minors in individual counseling

Specialized Groups
$350 Women Survivors Sexually Abused in Childhood, 10 week group, 120 minutes per
session

$175* Multiracial Teen Girls Group, 4 week group, 60 minutes per session
*Includes parent/guardian collaboration for minors in group counseling

Graduate Students in Mental Health Programs
$60/hour (limited slots)

Art for the Heart Workshops
$40 per registrant See Ticketbud for registration

Refer to FAQs for information regarding any court related fees

Please contact me for information regarding other possible resources and services that may meet your needs if you cannot afford the fee. Limited reduced fee may also be available.

Insurance

Art for the Heart Counseling does not accept nor bill insurance for services at this time. Clients are encouraged to consider the benefits of self-pay, including confidentiality of information/records. Also, many insurance companies retain the right to determine length of treatment, which may not meet client need. For those seeking partial reimbursement of their therapy fee, it may be possible to submit a bill to their insurance provider. When using out-of-network benefits, clients will be provided with a monthly statement to submit to their insurance company.

Clients are asked to contact their insurance company’s Member Services Department prior to their initial appointment to ask how they can be reimbursed for an “out of network” provider. It is the client’s responsibility to understand their insurance company’s policy and to find out what percentage their out-of-network provider will cover for psychotherapy.

Regretfully, we do not accept Medicare or MediCal insurance sources. Please visit the following website to learn more about available resources: https://www.medicare.gov

Payment

Payment for services is due at the beginning of each session.
Credit or Debit Card, Paypal, cash or check* accepted for payment at the time of service. Once a client, payment may be made securely online.
All Art for the Heart Workshops are registered and paid through Evenbrite.

*there is a $50 fee for returned checks

For clients utilizing Medicare please visit the Medicare website. for resources/information.

Cancellation Policy

Your appointment time is held for you. For all counseling sessions (individual, couples, or group) there is a 24 hour cancellation notice. Contact Art for the Heart Counseling at 626.365.1242 or through secure messaging. If a cancellation occurs within less than 24 hours, there is a $25 late cancellation fee.

Prepaid Art for the Heart Workshops registrations have a separate 7 day cancellation notice policy. Cancellations that occur less than 7 days will have an applied $25 processing fee.

Please complete the following forms before our session together.

Go to the Forms Page here