Fees and Insurance
Payment is requested at the beginning of each session. I accept checks and cash, and some people pay me through Zelle bank transfer.
Psychotherapy: My fee for a 50-minute individual psychotherapy session is $170. Couples Counseling: My fee for a 75-minute couples counseling session is $255. Sometimes shorter or longer sessions are available. Women's Groups: The group meets weekly for 90 minutes and the fee is $70 per group session, payable monthly. Each 50-minute individual intake session is also $70.
Insurance: If you'd like to use your insurance for psychotherapy, couples counseling, or group therapy, please note that I am considered an "out-of-network provider." This means that you would pay me my full fee directly and, upon request, I will give you a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. I suggest you call your insurance company to find out their policies on reimbursing for mental health services provided by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Please note that insurance companies only reimburse for therapy if it is considered "medically necessary," which means you would need to meet the criteria for currently having a "mental disorder" according to the DSM-5, the book mental health professionals use for diagnosing. If you'd like to use your insurance, we can discuss this more when we talk.
Sliding Scale: I want my services to be affordable for you, so if my fee would cause you financial hardship, please let me know. I usually have a few sliding scale spots available, and I'm happy to discuss that or other options with you.
Ali Miller, MFT
1600 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94709
Providing psychotherapy, couples counseling, women's groups and consultation in the San Francisco Bay Area