​How much do you charge?

I believe that therapy should be accessible to everyone. I offer a sliding scale fee ranging from $120 to $150 per session for individuals and $130 to $160 for couples. The fee is set based on monthly income and the ability to commit to weekly payments. We can discuss a comfortable rate at the time of our initial consultation.  I accept cash, check, major credit cards, and HSA cards as payment for services.  If you have PPO Health Insurance, you may be able to receive a reimbursement through your insurance provider. I can provide you with a receipt for these purposes.  

 

Even if financial security is a concern, don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in therapy. If I’m not able to offer a fee to accommodate your situation, I am connected to a wide network of quality therapists and can offer referrals to best suit your needs.

 

Do you accept insurance?

No, I do not bill any insurance directly.  But I do encourage all my clients to speak with their insurance company about reimbursement for some portion of therapy.  Many people are unaware that they have this benefit and insurance plans can sometimes reimburse anywhere from 40-60% of each session and I can provide you with a receipt for these purposes.

 

What if I need to reschedule?

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy.  I request that you give 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule a session. Otherwise, you will be responsible for the session fee.

 

How many sessions do you recommend for therapy?

The length of our work together will differ for each person.  My goal is for therapy to be as brief as possible, however the length can sometimes depend on the problem we are working with and your commitment to the process.  Because a positive working relationship between the client and therapist is crucial to long-term success, I initially recommend coming in for at least 4 sessions to explore and define our goals.  Most clients continue for 6 months or longer.

 

How often will we meet?

We meet at least once a week for a 50 minute session.  Therapy is a commitment you make to yourself so the consistency and frequency are important for building a strong foundation.  

Schedule a Free 20-Minute Consultation 

Finding a therapist can feel like an overwhelming process.  I offer prospective clients an initial phone call to: ​

  • Discuss your therapy goals  

  • Learn more about my style

  • Determine your session fee

 

In order to make connecting as easy as possible, you may call or email me at any time. Or use my online booking calendar to schedule a call for a time that is convenient for you.

KATE LEFFEL

2211 Post Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94118

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #119157