Equity in Fees
As a mission driven organization, Hope in Schools seeks to provide equity within the fee structure to provide access to those who otherwise could not receive high quality services. Therefore, I offer a sliding scale based upon income.
Fees are based on your budget and can shift and be adjusted as your budget shifts. As we set our fees, we will consider and include access to resources, social and institutional systems, and life circumstances and the way they move in and out of your life.
My rates are adjusted to our location and cost of living as best I can even though it makes it seem ridiculous. A fee scale that starts at $70k sounds insane but that is true to Bay Area prices (amazingly.)
My individual counseling fee is $250.00 per session for individuals, and the rate ranges between that rate and $160.00. As a start, you can view the fee scale and identify the amount that most comfortably and sustainably fits what you can pay. The range listed here starts with income and can include a lot more of the context of your life and finances like family and community obligation and support, student loans, access to resources, health costs, savings plans, and debt. As we set our fee, I welcome you to consider opportunities and access to resources you have or had, and how this has influenced your financial story.
For assessment, the fee ranges from $800.00 to $10,000.00 depending on the assessment and circumstances. I reserve assessment spaces at free or lower fees for folks financially impacted by the various systems they are navigating. Due to the intricate and individualized nature of testing, I ask that you please call me for this fee schedule as it pertains to your situation and needs.
I maintain flexibility with people I have been working with and adjust my fee up and down whenever possible as life circumstances change and impact your finances or sense of stability.
I apply a yearly fee increase of $5.00-$10.00 a year, if that feels feasible. If it does not, we can discuss and apply the fee scale rates.
I accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards as payment options. You are welcome to use your flex spending or health saving (HSA/FSA) cards for payments.
If you have questions around your fee, you are always encouraged to let me know so we can discuss finances and make adjustments when we can. I can provide potential referrals if we cannot create an alternative fee schedule.
Out of Network Insurance and Superbills
I am an "out of network provider" for all insurance plans at this time. If you have insurance and your plan provides reimbursement for out of network providers, a superbill can help you get reimbursed for our therapy sessions. You would pay me directly, and I can provide superbills for you to submit to your insurance plan. Each insurance panel and plan has their own policies and can differ even within the same company. Some, like Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, and Kaiser, are separate systems that don't generally accept superbills at all or without specific authorization for connecting to an out-of-network provider. Before we meet, we can discuss whether you have insurance, would like to apply superbills, and what we can do to make that possible.
Fee Scale/Sliding Scale
Please call for assessment rates, other than IQ tests, as testing needs are highly individualized and specific. I wish to understand you and your situation.
Individual Counseling or
Executive Skills Coaching
Total Yearly Income: Fee per Session
$150,000 and up: $250.00/Session
$130,000 to $149,000: $225.00/Session
$110,000 to $129,000: $200.00/Session
$90,000 to $109,000: $190.00/Session
$70,000 to $89,000: $180.00/Session
Less than $70,000.00: $170.00/Session
Special Education Advocacy
Total Household Income: Fee per Hour
$130,000 and up: $250.00/Hour
$110,000 to $129,000 $200.00/Hour
$70,000 to $109,000 $180.00/Hour
Less than $70,000 $160.00/Hour
Total Yearly Income: Total Fee
$130,000 and up: $1,500.00
$100,000 to $129,000: $1,200.00
$70,000 to $99,000: $1,000.00
Less than $70,000 $800.00
Psychoeducational & Diagnostic Testing
Please call for the fee schedule for these cases as fees are provided on a sensitive case by case basis.
Good Faith Estimate Notice
Starting January 2022, under the new law, if you do not have insurance or are not using your insurance, you have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. You have the right to ask and receive a Good Faith Estimate of the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including therapy services.
You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400.00 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For more information, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.