Natalie Spautz, LMFT Licensed Psychotherapist, Couples Therapy, Psychotherapy & Consultation in San Francisco & Oakland CA 

(415) 316 - 8123     natalie@therapywithnatalie.com

All the information in this website is for educational purposes, not intended for medical advice.

© Natalie Spautz 2012-2019

$160 per 50 minute individual session

$285 per 75 minute couples or family session

$380 per 100 minute couples or family session

 

*I am currently full for sliding scale space in my practice*

 

I reserve space for a limited number of sliding scale patients who cannot afford my full fee in San Francisco and Oakland. I base my sliding scale on situations of financial hardship after an assessment during an in-person session and require both quarterly financial check-ins and bi-annual increases in fee.

Payment Options

I offer direct, in-person payment options that include cash, check, credit card or HSA/FSA cards. At the beginning of treatment, I require holding a credit card on file for all new patients in order to reserve your ongoing sessions. Payment is due at the time of scheduled sessions. Pre-paid sessions, or payment by an outside party are not accepted for new patients.  Please let me know if you need receipt of payment in advance.

Insurance

 

While I only accept direct payments for sessions, I am able to offer a receipt of payment for billing your psychotherapy treatment as an out-of-network provider for PPO insurance plans with mental health benefits so that you can receive reimbursement. These receipts are called superbills.

I typically offer monthly superbill receipts after I am able to offer a mental health diagnosis which takes several sessions to provide. Please note not all diagnoses are reimbursable and each insurance company has their own requirements for determining reimbursement.

I recommend checking in with your insurance provider before beginning treatment if you plan to get reimbursed for psychotherapy.

 

 

What to expect for budgeting and scheduling

 

Individual sessions are once or twice weekly, typically last for 50 minutes and require a commitment to a regularly scheduled time and day. Increased duration and frequency of sessions may shift if needed as well.

Couples and families sessions are at least once weekly and also require a commitment to a regularly scheduled time and day. Typical length varies on needs and availability.

Scheduling therapy in my practice is much like taking a class and creating a predictable structure. Treatment tends to work best when therapy is prioritized and consistent.

Because I put your best interest first, I also typically recommend a period of at least a few sessions to determine whether we might work well together for longer-term depth treatment.

Fees