(310) 422 8461
alexandra@mftcare.com
Fees

My standard fee is $140.00 -$160 per session (sessions are 50-55 minutes in length). Clients typically see me once a week.

My Policy about Using Insurance

I accept the following insurance plans: Aetna, CIGNA, Blue Cross / Blue Shield of California, Beacon, MHN, MHNet Behavioral Health, TRICARE, TriWest , Kaiser (out -of-network), Optum, United Healthcare, UMR.

If I am not in network with client’s insurance company, I fill out a Super Bill, which each client is responsible for submitting to the insurance companies. The insurance companies will then reimburse the client for a portion of the fee.

You are responsible for understanding your insurance benefits and what will and will not be covered. Some questions you should ask your insurance provider before starting therapy are as follows:

Do I have mental health benefits?

Can I work with an out-of-network provider?

How much will you reimburse me?

Are my mental health benefits limited to certain mental illnesses or problems?

How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?

Is a referral required from my primary care physician?

Is a “prior authorization code” or other approval required before I start therapy?

Other Important Information

Insurance will not pay for missed or late-cancel sessions. In these cases, you will be responsible for the full session fee. A minimum of 24-hours notice of cancellation is required.

If your insurance company requests a report in order to process your claim, you are responsible for payment for the report writing service. We will notify you of this requirement in advance of writing and billing for the report.