Westside Psych
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Fees

Fees

Each of our psychologists sets their own fee. For questions about how fees and billing work, feel free to contact us for more information.


Insurance

We understand that therapy is an investment – both emotionally and financially. In order to provide you with the highest level and most comprehensive care, we are not affiliated with any particular insurance panel. This is to ensure that we are working from a clinically compassionate space, without having limitations or influence from insurance companies, which can often stipulate what type and the length of treatment clients receive. 

We know it can be challenging to navigate insurance as not all plans are the same, and it’s not always clear how to make sure you’re maximizing your benefits. Here, you will find some guidelines that will hopefully make this process more transparent and less daunting.

We are considered an “out-of-network” provider for all PPO insurance plans. What this means is that you are responsible for paying the full fee upfront for each session. At the end of every month, we will provide you with an invoice (also known as a “superbill”) which you will then submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Depending on your plan, you will usually get a percentage of what you already paid back to you, which can help offset the out-of-pocket cost of therapy.

To find out more about your network coverage, we encourage you to follow these steps:

  1. Call your insurance provider at the number listed on the back of your insurance card.

  2. Ask your provider what percentage is covered for “out-of-network” or “non-participating providers.”

  3. Ask your provider what the “maximum allowed amount” is per session (this is sometimes referred to as “reasonable and customary fees”) for zip code 90025 for a licensed psychologist. If they ask, the CPT/procedure code is 90837 for individual psychotherapy and 90847 for couples/family psychotherapy.

  4. Ask your provider if you have a deductible for an out-of-network provider and how much it is.


Sliding Scale 

We believe that mental health services should be accessible by all, which is why each of our psychologists provide therapy at a reduced rate for a limited number of clients who are not able to afford our full fee. We want to empower you towards reaching your mental health goals, and are happy to help you get there. Please contact us to learn more about this service.