Fees & Insurance
My fees are based on the usual and customary rates for psychologists in the Bay area. Unless we make other specific arrangements, payment by check, cash, or PayPal is due at the beginning or end of each coaching session. Psychological Assessment/Neuropsychological Assessment fees will be divided into three payments- the first third of the fee will be due upon signing the informed consent form (this takes place after the paperwork is signed: not to be confused with the free consultation) the second third of the fee will be due before I send out the psychological questionnaires, and the final third of the fee is due before the first interview. The fees include all emails, interviews, assessment instruments, etc: they are all-inclusive. Please note I only work with people of kindergarten age and up.
I want to give back to the community and in that spirit I occasionally am able to offer sliding scale assessments for underserved kids, teens, and college-aged young adults. These spots fill up quickly and you must provide proof of why the fee should be waived.
Psychological Assessment vs Neuropsychological Assessment
Here is a great article illustrating the difference between a Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment. A Psychological Assessment is focused on diagnosis: does someone have a disorder or not. It doesn't get deeply into the nuances of how that disorder manifests specifically in you or your child, and does not provide sufficient information for suggesting accommodations. I often use this in the context of consultations- if a clinician is "stuck" and knows there is something else going on with their client, but can't put their finger on what is causing the client to remain stuck they will consult with me for a Psychological Assessment. A Psychological Assessment can uncover ASD, anxiety disorders, or learning disorders that might otherwise go unrecognized. A Neuropsychological Assessment is more thorough, takes more time, and results in customized accommodation recommendations. It includes topics like: Intellectual Abilities, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Abilities, Executive Functions and Problem Solving. It provides far more specific content about you or your child's strengths and developmental areas leading to targeted interventions. I also provide an answer to this on the FAQ page.
Psychological Assessment Without Report: $2000
Psychological Assessment With Report $2500
Neuropsychological Assessment Without Report: $4000
Neuropsychological Assessment With Report: $5700
Coaching Sessions: $200/45 minute session (Please Note: My coaching practice is full)
I do not accept insurance (I am not part of any insurance panels). Insurance panels force me to charge you hourly, which often ends up at a price tag that is 1.5- 2 times the flat fee cost and is very much to your detriment. Thus I will no longer be providing superbills (with the exception of those of you who currently have a signed contract with me) but I can provide a receipt should you choose to pursue that route.