Please note that I am currently at capacity with sliding scale spots and can only offer full fee spots until further notice. If you resonate with my approach and need sliding scale, I would still love to check in on the phone and point you in a good direction or be helpful to you with navigating mental health services in SF. (I know, it can be quite overwhelming.) Psychotherapy in a private practice setting in SF usually costs between $150-$200 per session, and continues to be on the rise, with some therapists charging as much as $300/session. My full fee currently is $135, and will increase on January 1st, 2020.
Want to use your insurance? Try this: Call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if they partially reimburse for an “out of network” therapist. If the answer is “yes,” then I have a form for you to fill out and provide to your insurance company for partial reimbursement! What this means is that you would be responsible for upfront payment at the time of your session (well, between midnight and 2am the night after your session to be exact, when my practice management system will charge your card), and your insurance company then sends you checks partially reimbursing you for your therapy sessions! (Please note that you would be responsible for paying my full fee in this case, $135 at present, independent of my sliding scale. This is because it’s really your insurance that is paying for your sessions, with a small copay for you.)
I will be able to accept TriWest, United Health Care, and definitely SF residents with MediCal in the coming months, so check back!
**Also, please note that if you are a Reflect client, or you have been matched with me through Reflect, then the Reflect fee schedule applies, rather than the sliding scale fee schedule I’ve designed for my practice.
Annalise Oatman, MA, LCSW 88254
45 Franklin St., Suite 214, San Francisco, CA 94102