Making an Appointment

The first step in beginning our work together is to set up a brief phone consult for psychotherapy services: (510) 859-7724. During this call, you'll be able to ask me any questions you may have and get a feel for who I am. I also use this time to get a general sense of what you're hoping to get help with. 

Once we decide to set up a first appointment, we'll begin to meet on a weekly basis. I strongly believe that the consistency of weekly or bi-weekly therapy allows us to build trust and best understand and address your needs. Regular sessions last for 50 minutes.

To schedule a phone consultation for psychotherapy services, use the form on this page, or call (510) 859-7724, or email me at saraouimettemft@gmail.com.

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Office Location

6333 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94609

 

Fee

My fee is $180 per 50-minute session. If we decide to do cannabis-assisted psychotherapy, the session lasts for 100 minutes (the length of two regular sessions), and costs $400. Therapy is an investment in yourself—perhaps the best one you'll ever make. Cash, credit card, and check are accepted for payment and are expected at the time of service.

Insurance

I am considered an out-of-network provider. I am not currently on any insurance panels, but if you have out-of-network benefits or a Health Savings Account, you might be eligible for reimbursement. I encourage you to call your insurance company as soon as we decide to begin therapy to ask about possible reimbursement. I can provide you with the documentation you may need to submit a claim.

Here are some helpful questions to ask when calling your insurance provider to ask about reimbursement:

  • Does my plan provide me with out-of-network benefits for psychotherapy or counseling?

  • Am I covered to see a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist?

  • Is there a deductible I need to meet before you will reimburse me?

  • How much of the fee will be reimbursed? This is typically between 20 -80% of the session fee.

  • Please note: If they will cover a percentage of the “allowed fee” and use that term, ask how much the allowed fee is. People often mistake this for the full fee, but it might be much lower. For instance, the “allowed fee” may only be $80, so if they cover 40%, you will only be reimbursed $32 per session.