How Much Does Therapy Cost?
How much does private therapy cost per session in Pasadena, CA? How much money do mental health professionals in the Los Angeles area charge for psychotherapy services? Fees for service for out-of-pocket sessions range depending on the education, experience and qualifications of the psychotherapist.
FEES for therapy
For individual adults, couples, families, adolescents and children, the fee is:
$150 per 50-minute session
For individuals, I recommend 50-minute sessions weekly.
For couples, it is a personal choice as to how long of a session you believe would be most beneficial to you. Some couples are able to gain what they need from a 50-minute session weekly, whereas other couples feel at 50 minutes like they've "just gotten started." We can discuss session length in the phone consultation.
Although I accept private pay only, many PPO insurance companies will reimburse for some of the cost of therapy delivered by an out-of-network provider. I can make what's called a "superbill" available for you to submit to your insurance company, upon request.
Session fees are due at the time of the session and are payable by cash, check or Venmo.
If you require a therapist who in your insurance network or provides a very low fee, I recommend that you call your insurance company for a list of providers or you take a look at this blog post for local resources that may meet your needs.
frequently asked questions
What do the terms "M.A." and "LMFT" mean? M.A. stands for Master of Arts and LMFT stands for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. California LMFTs — overseen by the Board of Behavioral Sciences — are required to earn a master's degree in psychology, gain supervised clinical experience for a total of 3,000 hours and pass two licensing exams.
What are your treatment orientations? Some terms to describe my treatment orientation include: Existential, Humanistic, Somatic, Sensorimotor, Integrative, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Transpersonal, Relational, Emotionally Focused, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment Focused, Buddhist Psychology and Trauma Focused.
Are you accepting of alternative lifestyles? Yes. My approach is sex positive, LGBTQIA affirmative and body positive. I'm also accepting of alternative styles of parenting including attachment parenting, non-violent parenting, home schooling, unschooling, choosing to avoid vaccines and utilizing Eastern healing practices (e.g. Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, etc.) for children.
Do you work weekends and/or evenings to accommodate people's work schedules? Yes, I do. Please call to inquire about current availability.
Give me a call or shoot me an email and I'll be happy to answer any further questions you may have.
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Pasadena, CA | 323 558 2055