Initial session information:

Therapy starts with an initial intake appointment where I ask the client a range of questions. This appointment is a way of getting to know you and how I can help you. The fee for the intake is $155.00.

 

Ongoing therapy and fee information:

After the intake, individual appointments are 50 minutes and the fee is $125.00 per appointment.  After the intake, couple’s appointments are 50 minutes and the fee is $140.00 per appointment.  After the intake, family appointments are 60 minutes and the fee is $155.00 per appointment.  After the intake, group sessions are 90 minutes and the fee is $40.00 per session.


Payment Information:

I operate on a “fee for service model” meaning, I ask all face to face clients to pay me at the beginning of each appointment and all Skype, email or phone consultations clients to prepay me via Pay Pal on my fee page.  I accept cash, checks, debit cards and all major credit cards.


Insurance Information:

Talk with your insurance company about out-of-network providers. Insurance claims for coverage/reimbursements are handled directly by you, as I am not a member of any insurance carrier panels. I am licensed through the State of California and once you have paid for services, I will provide you with a monthly statement of appointments and payments to submit to your insurance company. While this statement includes all of the information you need from me for the processing of your claim, you will still need to fill out the necessary forms specific to your insurance company.


Late cancellation policy or missed appointments:

In order to organize my practice and guarantee clients regular times, I schedule a single time slot for a client. A charge of the full appointment is applied when appointments are missed or cancelled with less then 24 hour notice.


Best Way to Contact Me:
You have three options for contacting me. You may leave a voicemail or send a text to (310) 486-7647 or email to llshames@cs.com. I will return your call, text or email within 24 hours or the next business day (Friday and holiday messages returned on Monday or the next business day). When the occasion arises that I need to be out of the office during regular business hours, you will be notified in advance and I will provide contact information of the professional covering for me while I am away.

In Case of Emergency: If your situation is urgent and requires immediate attention, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room and inform me as soon as possible.