Medi-Cal

I am an approved Medi-Cal Fee For Service (FFS) provider for San Diego County residents who receive Medi-Cal and meet certain eligibility criteria. Med-Cal beneficiaries in San Diego County are generally required to select an HMO, which is responsible for coordinating all of their health care needs; although for individuals with unique mental health needs The County of San Diego has contracted with Optum (formerly United Behavioral Health) to determine whether an individual would be better served by seeing a Medi-Cal Fee For Service Provider (a Private Practice Mental Health Clinician). If you have a question about whether you meet criteria you can call the San Diego County Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. 

As my practice in located in North Coastal San Diego County, The Access and Crisis Line may also be able to find a therapist who is located closer to you; although I do also provide services by Telehealth, if that is your preference. It is my belief that therapy is more effective when conducted in person, but I will do my best to accommodate your needs.

Private Insurance

I am not currently on any Private Insurance Panels. I am able to provide necessary billing delals if you are under a PPO Insurance. Under PPO, you are responsible for billing and your insurance company reimburses your for payment up to an allowed amount, according to your specific policy.  I will help provide supplemental documentation that your PPO may request to facilitate your reimbursement. As a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LPCC #296 State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences) and a National Provider Identification Number (NPI), I meet all criteria for providing psychotherapy. I do not provide marriage or couple counseling, but I often treat individuals who are having relationship issues as well as other personal, health or other life challenges. 

Private Pay/Sliding Scale/Office of Social Justice-Mental Health Ministry

I make an effort to provide a limited number of my professional services on a sliding scale basis. The regular rate for psychotherapy is $150 per 45 minute session and I typically recommend at least two visits per month. Under a sliding scale the per session rate can be reduced and occasionally waived. For more information, I would be happy to email you the agreement I use when arranging a sliding scale payment. I am also a member of the San Diego Catholic Diocese Mental Health Ministry. I make efforts to incorporate aspects of faith into a clinical practice. In order to separate psychotherapy from using aspects of the Catholic Faith for support, I do not bill for the time spent providing spiritual guidance. 

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