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 $160 per 50-minute session. See my blog post, Demystifying Therapy Fees, for a radically transparent explication of what you are paying for. (Hint: It’s more than just an hour 😉
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, $160 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 am now able to see SF residents with MediCal through the SF Behavioral Health Access program. If you are curious about this, click the link below to schedule a call with me. I may and I may not have availability at a given time.
Annalise Oatman, MA, LCSW 88254
45 Franklin St., Suite 214, San Francisco, CA 94102