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Assessment:   

Private or Self-Pay Assessment:  While assessment fees are calculated based on your specific referral question and reduced/bulk pricing, comprehensive privately-funded psychoeducational evaluations typically range from $3000 to $5500. I ask for half of the payment upon meeting for the first testing session, and the second half when you receive the written report/parent interpretation.  Assessment fees are flat-rate in nature, and the total cost will be provided to you in advance of scheduling any appointments.

Independent Evaluation: “Independent Educational Evaluations” are authorized and paid for at public (district) expense. While I am a neutral third party, I will be paid directly through a contract with the district/educational entity for a flat-fee price.  

In either case, should I be called as an Expert Witness or to testify in fair hearing, my hourly or flat rates for preparation, travel time, and testimony are double that my normal hourly rate of $175, as these events are usually on late notice, often require cancellation of other clients, and are extremely stressful!

Consultation and Counseling: Consultation, counseling, and training fees are $175 per hour. If you are a self-pay counseling client, you will receive a Good Faith Estimate of total costs prior to beginning any healthcare services. 

Are these services covered by insurance? As mentioned in the “About Me” section, I have chosen not to be a provider on any healthcare panel, and therefore do not accept insurance payment. Psychoeducational Assessments are not typically covered by healthcare insurance, though elements may or may not be reimbursed to you at a MediCal rate.  I can provide you with the appropriate information/superbill so that you can be reimbursed from your insurance company for out of network services, if you have authorization to provide them with a bill for such services.  If you intend to seek reimbursement, let me recommend that you obtain pre-approval for out of network services before meeting with me, and to get clear feedback about the reimbursement rates (beware that you may be offered a percent of “usual and customary rates” that are not well-defined, unless you get specifics).  I am happy to give you some ideas about talking with your insurance company before you make those calls.  

 

“That’s the real problem with kids who struggle with learning … Some kids feel like they’re stupid. I want them to know that they’re not. They just learn differently. Once they understand that and have the tools to learn in their individual way, then they can feel good about themselves.”

Charles Schwab