Rates & Insurance

I have a sliding-scale rate that allows my clients to decide what he or she is able to afford on that scale. The client will pay that amount for each 50-minute therapy hour session. I do not request any financial information as I allow that decision to be up to the client.

I do not take insurance for a number of reasons, many of which we can discuss if you decide to come in. There are times insurance companies allow for an "out-of-network provider." In those cases, I provide the therapy to the client, the client pays for the session, and once or twice a month, I write a "super-bill" for the client to submit to the insurance company for reimbursement. The percentage of reimbursement varies from company-to-company so you would have to call them to find out how much they cover. In my experience the reimbursement rates have ranges from as low as 27% to as high as 100%.

To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them.  Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers.  Below are some helpful questions you can ask them:
What are my mental health benefits?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
What is the reimbursement rate (percentage-wise) for an out-of-network provider?
Is approval required from my primary care physician? 
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office.   Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone.  This is called “Informed Consent”.  Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (Physician, Psychiatrist, Naturopath, etc.), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, State Law and Professional Ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, special-needs adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or tells the therapist that he/she plans to harm another person.
Payment Types
Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment.
Cancellation Policy 
A 24-hour cancellation is required. If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and/or  you have not notified me at least 24- hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
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Tracy Taris, M.A., LMFT 

23030 Lyons Ave., Suite 205
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

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