Insurance Information

Some insurance companies may reimburse for my services (PPO and POS). While others, such as (HMO's), may require you to choose someone on their contracted provider list. 

Please contact your insurance carrier for your coverages, co-pay's, annual deductible's, etc.  Note: Your insurance card may usually have your plan's name, member ID number, and insurance contact phone numbers. You may visit your carrier's online website to obtain additional information, including a list of providers and services, etc.

In addition, you may wish to check with your carrier to see if your plan will cover individual or family psychotherapy with a "California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist" who is not on their provider panel and/or who may be considered an out-of-network provider.  

I'm an In-Network Provider for the following insurance carriers:

*  Anthem Blue Cross

*  Aetna

*  Blue Shield of California  (HMO, POS, PPO)

*  Health Net (TM)
*  MHN (Managed Health Network)
*  EAP (Employee Assistance Program) for MHN (Managed Health Network)

*  Magellan Health Services, Inc.

*  Magellan Health Services of California, Inc. – Employer Services

*  Human Affairs International of California (HAI-CA)

*  Magellan Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Payment Method:

I request payment by check to be mailed to me at the end of each session, unless we have both agreed on some other method of reimbursement. I am happy to prepare a statement (which will require me to provide a diagnosis code) for you to submit to your insurance company. Basic decisions about your care, such as the number of sessions, are decided by health plans. I may be required to discuss your confidential information with insurance workers for “authorizaton” to see you. By not using health plans, I can preserve your confidentiality as fully as the law allows. Then treatment decisions can be made by you and I alone.