Please use Venmo for payments if possible. PayPal is also acceptable.
MANY AFFORDABLE CHOICES:
You can choose the daily rate of $1,000 per day for intensive services; or $195 per hour for a la carte services if less intensive help and supervision is needed.
Telemedicine/ Online Therapy for Calif. Residents: All online communications will go through We Counsel website to meet HIPPA and security requirements. Certain informational documents and an Informed Consent Form (just like in-office therapy) must be completed and returned before the start of any sessions. The rates above apply.
Insurance: For the sake of confidentiality and keeping fees affordable, I do not accept direct insurance payments. I will provide an insurance ready statement each month so that you may submit for reimbursement. I work on a fee-for-service basis only. Many clients can receive reimbursement for a portion of my services through their out-of network mental health benefits.
Payment: Cash, check, or Venmo and PayPal for credit cards are accepted for in-office session payments in advance. Please pay before the start of the session so that none of your valuable session time is taken up with completing payment. If you are not paying by cash or check, I prefer you use Venmo as they do not charge the relatively large fees that PayPal does, which helps keep my rates low. Go to Venmo.com to sign up and Venmo.com/app to get the app for your phone. Otherwise, feel free to use PayPal.com. Both accounts take almost all credit cards and are in my name: Sharon Valentino
Cancellation Policy: If you do not come for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 48 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Schedule Online: Request a therapy appointment online. However, I prefer that you e-mail me at: sha[email protected] as I will be able to respond to your request much faster.
Please note: I do not work with Borderline individuals as it is not an area I am skilled in.
- If you have a health care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) though your employer, the cost of psychotherapy may be an eligible reimbursable expense. Check with your employer and tax advisor.
- Please speak to your CPA regarding whether your medical expense for therapy is deductible from your taxes in your particular situation.
- Occasionally your FSA may not be compatible with PayPal and Venmo interfaces.
- No contracts. Pay in advance for one month at a time only. No refunds. Continue only if you want.