Session Fee: Most appointments take place over an hour. A therapy "hour" is typically 45-50 minutes. My standard hourly fee is $200. This is also the rate for other services such as psychodiagnostic assessment and letter-writing.
Depth Work: Periodic experiential sessions which may take longer than an hour are available at a flat rate of $250-300. These are held in my office or a natural setting. Utilizing sound, movement, visualization and embodiment through Neo-Ericksonian trance techniques, my additional expertise as a certified shamanic practitioner, as well as other experiential modalities.
Pacing of Treatment: Some clients find an every-other week or monthly schedule meets both their financial and therapeutic needs.
Sliding Scale: I am dedicated to maintaining sliding scale slots within my practice. Currently, a reduced hourly rate of $150 is available. Please also consider The Liberation Institute, where I clinically supervise therapists, to access lower fee sessions.
Payment: My online practice management portal is integrated with the Stripe payment system - you can input your credit card number at the same time you fill out my intake and consent forms. Your card will then be charged after each session. Cash, check, PayPal ( paypal.me/josievalderrama) and Venmo (Josie-Valderrama) are also accepted.
Private Pay/No Insurance: I am private pay only. The paperwork I provide is a monthly "superbill" which you can submit to your insurance. My office is not equipped to file claims directly with insurance i.e. no provisions for external provider or single case agreement.
HSA/FSA: My fees can be paid for using a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
Documentation: As a clinician, I will provide documentation as requested, charging for services beyond the normal paperwork of progress notes, superbills and the like. Namely, time spent on extra assessments, letters, copies of records, etc will be billed at my regular hourly rate. Documentation is conducted on a weekly basis, with up to a two-week turnaround.
Cancellation Policy: 24-hour cancellation policy via text message or phone call in order to incur no fees.
Accommodations: I encourage clients to make themselves appropriately comfortable during therapy. Please feel free to sit or lie down during the session.
Building Accessibility: My office is on the 2nd floor, up one flight of stairs.
Telehealth Sessions: For those who are unable to travel to my therapy office, I offer remote therapy including HIPAA-compliant encrypted video call sessions.
No Surprises Act: Under the federal No Surprises Act, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You are entitled to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
See my Approach page for more details about my clinical background and theoretical/philosophical orientation.
Wednesday - Friday
(Proof of Vaccination)
Remote Video Call (Zoom)
45 to 50 minute Talk Therapy Session
or Longer Experiential Therapies