Cognitive Behavioral Therapy LA offers telehealth appointments via video and phone calls, utilizing a HIPAA-compliant video platform to ensure client privacy. Our practice provides a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation for prospective clients. This consultation allows you to address any inquiries you may have before starting treatment and to confirm whether our provider aligns with your needs.
Individual Psychotherapy Process
Our treatment approach is tailored to each patient’s individuality. Thus, we conduct a comprehensive assessment in the initial sessions to gather pertinent clinical information about the presenting issue and determine the optimal treatment path. Following the assessment, you collaborate with your therapist to identify and outline treatment goals. Our provider then creates a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your diagnosis and clinical history. Treatment duration varies per client, contingent on your specific treatment plan and the progress achieved during therapy.
Payment is expected at the time of service and can be made via credit card. Clients are required to have a credit card on file to secure their appointments. Additionally, a credit card authorization form is provided, granting the provider permission to automatically charge the credit card at the time of service on a weekly basis. While our practice operates solely on a private pay basis and doesn’t accept insurance, clients receive a “superbill” containing necessary information for submitting an out-of-network reimbursement claim to their insurance company. It’s important to understand and verify your insurance coverage limits, as reimbursement is not guaranteed. Superbills are provided to all clients monthly through the online portal. Here are some questions to pose to your insurance provider:
– Do you offer reimbursement for out-of-network mental health providers?
– What percentage of each visit is covered?
– Is preauthorization necessary for psychotherapy?
– What is the deductible requirement before coverage applies?
– How can I submit claims for out-of-network reimbursement?
Good Faith Estimate
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request, or at the time of scheduling health care items and services to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
You are entitled to receive this “Good Faith Estimate” of what the charges could be for psychotherapy services provided to you. While it is not possible for a psychotherapist to know, in advance, how many psychotherapy sessions may be necessary or appropriate for a given person, this form provides an estimate of the cost of services provided.
You have a right to initiate a dispute resolution process if the actual amount charged to you substantially exceeds the estimated charges stated in your Good Faith Estimate (which means $400 or more beyond the estimated charges).
You are encouraged to speak with your provider at any time about any questions you may have regarding your treatment plan, or the information provided to you in this Good Faith Estimate.
Therapy sessions are typically scheduled for 50-minute weekly sessions. Once scheduled, sessions require payment unless you provide a minimum of 24-business hours’ advance notice for cancellation. Failing to cancel or attend an appointment without adequate notice will result in a charge for the full session cost, unless unforeseen circumstances prevent attendance. This policy ensures that services can be extended to others in case you are unable to attend. It’s important to note that insurance companies generally do not offer reimbursement for missed or late-canceled appointments; hence, you are responsible for the payment of the missed session.