You always have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” predicting how much your mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients without insurance or choosing not to use their insurance an estimate of the expected charges for psychotherapy services. You can ask me or any health care advisor for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your estimate, you inquire about the discrepancy.
For questions or more information about your right to the Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 800-985-3059.
I am a Preferred Provider on two panels: Aetna and Anthem and soon, Blue Shield. My decision to join these panels is to help clients get the services they wish and need. My commitment remains to be part of an ethical and successful dialogue between clients and myself. My philosophy of psychotherapy is that it is a collaborative commitment to improve life and functioning.
I am eclectic in my approach and believe in working in the modality which promotes healing and improvement. I am happy to work with other professionals in the community to create an active team dedicated to the wellbeing of each person or people in therapy.
New groups have been established to teach social skills to clients with autism. A professor at UCLA’s Semel Institute has had success in helping young adults read facial expressions and to interact socially. See Bonnie for more information about this program.