Your Rights


Any potential client is welcome to fill out a request to schedule a free consultation on my contact page. I am an in-network provider with Lyra Health; if you have Lyra benefits you plan to use, please indicate this and include your date of birth and the company that your benefits are offered through when you complete the contact request. This allows me to confirm your eligibility and how many covered sessions we will have to work with.

If you are not using Lyra benefits, therapy would be considered out-of-network. As an out-of-network provider, I receive payment directly from clients for services that we engage in and do not directly bill insurance companies. If you wish to seek reimbursement for out-of-network services from your health insurance carrier, I will provide a monthly “superbill” at no additional cost. A superbill is a detailed invoice that contains basic information regarding the frequency and types of services rendered, and allows you to submit a claim for reimbursement to your insurance company if your plan covers out-of-network psychotherapy services, or to utilize tax-free health savings account (HSA) funds. Please note that, though many health insurance plans will reimburse a percentage of out-of-network psychotherapy fees, I cannot guarantee any specific level of reimbursement (including any reimbursement at all), as it depends on your individual circumstances/diagnosis and on your health plan’s terms and conditions. If you plan to seek reimbursement from your health insurance provider, I recommend contacting their member services department prior to beginning therapy to ascertain what out-of-network benefits your plan includes and the procedure for seeking such reimbursement.

Additionally, pursuant to the requirements of H.R. 133 (the “No Surprises Act”), as of January 1, 2022, clients have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of total costs for non-emergency out-of-network services prior to engaging in any billable treatment. The good faith estimate shows the cost of services that are reasonably expected to occur, based on the information known at the time the estimate is prepared.

  • The good faith estimate will include all anticipated recurring services and costs for up to a 12-month period (or less if briefer treatment is planned).
  • The good faith estimate will be updated both orally and in writing no less than once per 12-month period or whenever the anticipated cost of services changes.
  • The good faith estimate will be made available by the provider to the client at least 1 business day before any billable services are planned.
  • If the client receives a bill that is more than the good faith estimate they have the right to dispute that bill with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Such a process must be initiated no more than 120 days from the date of the bill being disputed.

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The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Board of Psychology receives and responds to questions and complaints regarding the practice of psychology. If you have questions or complaints you may contact the Board on the Internet at, by emailing, calling (866) 503-3221, or writing to the following address: 

Board of Psychology

1625 North Market Blvd. Suite N-215

Sacramento, CA 95834