(510) 808-6455   |   478 Santa Clara Ave., Ste. 200, Oakland, CA 94610

  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Black Yelp Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

©2019 Center for Trauma-Sensitive Psychotherapy. All rights reserved.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Our fees vary based on service type: 

  • 90-minute initial visit/intake for individual therapy is $300. 

  • 60-minute individual therapy is $225 per session.

  • 60-minute initial visit/intake for group therapy is $200.

  • 75-minute group therapy sessions are $75 per session and billed monthly at $300 (four sessions/4 week month) - $375 (five sessions/five week month).

  • 120-minute Boot Camps are $300 (per group/family in a multi-group session) to $400 (private session).  

  • 6-week (120-minute weekly session) Lessons 'n' Love Workshop is $950 (including intake and one 30-minute individual session)

  • Agency Workshop costs depend on identified goals. Contact us to inquire.

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

No, we do not directly work with insurance companies. We believe that not working directly with insurance companies allows us to provide better quality care and ensure a higher standard of client confidentiality. If you would like to pursue partial reimbursement through your PPO plan, please let us know, and we will provide you with a receipt, called a Super Bill that you can send to your insurance provider to request reimbursement if you have a PPO with out-of-network benefits. Check with your insurance provider to determine your benefits and deductibles for out-of-network mental health services. Workshops, yoga, and mindfulness groups do not qualify for insurance reimbursement.

WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept all payment methods, including cash, checks, health savings accounts, and all major credit cards.

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

The first step is to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to learn more about your specific situation and how we can help.  If we agree it is a mutually beneficial fit, we can schedule an appointment for an initial visit/intake. At the initial visit, we will get to know each other more and collaborate to begin developing a comprehensive treatment plan based on your identified goals. The initial visit usually lasts approximately 1.5 hours and will be billed at $300. 

HOW OFTEN ARE APPOINTMENTS SCHEDULED?

Typically appoints are scheduled weekly, and in some cases, when feasible, up to twice weekly. Sometimes it is preferable to meet twice weekly to internalize and reinforce healthier patterns, integrate and make connections more rapidly, and foster and support relationship building.

WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE?

Evidence-based practice in psychology (EBPP) is an approach to clinical treatment involving the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences (APA, 2005). This approach to treatment also involves engaging clients actively into treatment decisions to increase the success of the therapy. Ongoing monitoring of client progress and adjustment of treatment as needed are essential to informing treatment decisions with clients.

WHAT ARE EMPIRICALLY-SUPPORTED TREATMENTS AND WHY DO YOU USE THEM?

Empirically supported treatments, also known as evidence-based treatments or evidence-based practices, are treatments and therapies that have been researched in clinical studies and have scientific evidence showing that they work for a particular issue. We only use empirically supported treatments for adult trauma and PTSD in the Stage 2 Phase of Trauma Recovery, ones that have been "strongly recommended" by national and international trauma organizations because we are highly confident in the potential of these treatments to facilitate change in our clients.