Services

I am now offer teletherapy services via video through secure programs and will continue providing those services permanently. This has opened up an opportunity for me to extend my services outside of the Burbank area. I am currently licensed and permitted to practice in the state of California, Idaho, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Utah. Please feel free to reach out for a consultation about services. You can reach me at carol@momentumtherapy.co or via phone at 818-583-7105.   

I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples and periodically will offer group therapy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration of Therapeutic Engagement...

 

The duration of treatment is dependent on your goals, as well as the complexity and longevity of the issues you are seeking help for. We will collaborate to determine what is best to address your need.

How often do I attend...

The effectiveness of the therapeutic process is dependent upon the client and consistent attendance is vital to obtain successful outcomes. Therapy is a weekly commitment. Any less significant affects the necessary momentum for significant and lasting change. When you attend therapy weekly for six months you have spent 24 hours with your therapist. Bi-weekly sessions are available when reaching the maintenance and termination phase of treatment.     

 

Fee Structure...     

I offer a free phone consultation to review your needs, establish if my services are a good fit and discuss how therapy might benefit your needs.

                                                   50 Minute Session - $175.00 (Individual) $195.00 (Couples) 

                                                   110 Minute Session - $350.00

                                        

I accept debit/credit cards through Ivypay, a HIPAA compliant phone app.

I offer a few discounted spaces for a limited therapeutic period. If you are seeking low-fee therapy please feel free to ask and I may be able to provide you some referrals to online services, local non-profits or community mental health centers in the area.  I have attached a sheet that will educate you on finding an option that matches your financial circumstances at this time (see below).

Insurance...

I am a cash pay clinician and I am not contracted with any insurance panels. Payment is due upon receipt of therapeutic services and you will not be billed for any additional services outside of the agreed upon weekly session fee without your consent. I can provide a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance provider in advance to establish if you have out-of-network mental health care coverage and what portion of mental health benefits will be covered.  Therapy is tax deductible and is considered a medical expense.

No Surprises Act...

The No Surprises Act was federally passed the end of 2021 to provide consumers with protection from unexpected out-of-network medical bills by healthcare providers who don't participate in the patient's health insurance network.  It was implemented to protect patient from unexpected expenses when receiving most emergency services from out-of-network providers in in-network facilities and services. Patients have the right to a good faith estimate of services and financial transparency when it comes to medical services provided. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Faith Estimates

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises

Confidentiality...

The relationship between client and psychotherapist is protected by law and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. However, psychotherapists are also held accountable to laws that protect the communities most vulnerable members and are considered mandated reporters. Exception to the laws of confidentiality are suspected child, elder or dependent adult abuse; threat to another that includes serious bodily harm and court ordered subpoenas. Clinicians also have the leeway to break confidentiality if a client intends to harm self or another; and all therapeutic interventions have been exhausted.

 

Aging

Caretaking

Domestic Violence

Life Transitions

Relationship Conflict

Self Esteem

Singleness

Trauma

Abuse

Anxiety                                              Depression                                         Grief/Bereavement/Loss                     Narcissistic Abuse Recovery                 PTSD                                                 Spiritual Abuse Recovery                     Substance Abuse Recovery

Areas covered but not limited to...

Low Fee Therapy Options Document