Insurance

Evergreen Counseling is an out-of-network provider which means that we do not bill insurance companies directly.

However, your counseling services may be eligible for reimbursement through your insurance plan’s out-of-network mental health benefits, medical spending, or health care savings accounts.

Because health insurance plans and benefits vary, we recommend you give your health insurance customer service number a call and inquire about your out-of-network mental health benefits to understand what percentage you may be reimbursed if you work with us.

Evergreen Counseling will then provide you with a superbill (an itemized medical receipt) at the end of each month which you can submit to your insurance company for out-of-network coverage/reimbursement directly back to you. However, please note that you will be responsible for payment at the time of service.

Evergreen Counseling accepts credit cards, debit cards, and HSA cards. We do not accept checks or cash.

Session Times & Cancellation Policies

Session times for therapy services vary at Evergreen Counseling depending on which provider you work with. Depending on your therapist’s availability, they may be able to offer 45, 50, 60, 90 or 100 minute sessions. Evergreen Counseling has a 48-hour cancellation policy and a five miss yearly policy. Outside of session, any time spent on clinical matters above 5 minutes is pro-rated at your therapists’ fees.

Fees

Fees for therapy services vary at Evergreen Counseling depending on which provider you work with.

Aja Johnson, AMFT

$150/session for individuals $180/session for couples or families

Clare Chi, AMFT

$150/session for individuals
$180/session for couples or families

Jonathan Wolfrum, LMFT

$200/session for individuals
$230/session for couples or families

Andrés Salerno, LMFT

$200/session for individuals
$230/session for couples or families

Debby Liang, LMFT

$175/session for individuals
$205/session for couples or families

Miriam Campion, LCSW

$150/session for individuals
$180/session for couples or families

Beth Hermosillo, LMFT

$200/session for individuals
$230/session for couples or families

Emma Leighton, AMFT

$150/session for individuals
$180/session for couples or families

Sarah Lucas, LPCC

$200/session for individuals
$230/session for couples or families

Charis Stiles, LCSW

$175/session for individuals
$205/session for couples or families

Laura Muzaffar, LMFT

$200/session for individuals
$230/session for couples or families

Please contact our offices directly to learn more about Annie Wright, LMFT’s rates.

Why don’t we take insurance?

Here at Evergreen Counseling, we choose to work outside of insurance companies for a variety of reasons:

1) We want our clients to be able to determine the length, frequency, and type of therapy they receive. When you use your insurance plan to obtain therapy, the insurance companies can often dictate how long you can be in therapy or even what kind of therapy you can receive.

2) Client privacy and protection. When using insurance to pay for therapy, a mental health diagnosis is required which then goes onto your permanent medical record, possibly creating an impact when applying for life and medical insurance coverage, or possibly limiting future employment opportunities. At Evergreen Counseling, we like to empower our clients to choose whether or not they want to have a diagnosis on their medical record. By being out-of-network and private pay, we can allow our clients the highest degree of privacy, flexibility, and control of their medical records allowed by California state law.

For more information on why we don’t take insurance, and to receive some great tips about how to make out-of-network therapy more affordable, check out our free guide we created, “How to Afford Therapy With An Out of Network Therapist”.

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