I see people at their convenience a minimum of once per week in-person or online. I work on a retainer-like fee structure based on an hourly rate for a set number of regular sessions per week or month, which also allows for open communication in between sessions when clients need it. The set number of weekly/monthly sessions, fee schedule, and length of treatment, is based on presenting issues and therapeutic goals.
I work on a sliding scale and factor client income into my pricing to mitigate any additional financial stress as a result of working with me but I also bring to the relationship the underlying assumption that a client’s ability to pay for my services is a reflection of their readiness to participate in the healing process (move forward in life). With that being said however, you will find that my hourly fees (individual and family rates), are somewhat lower than typically encountered within the conventional medical model paradigm of mental health and treatment centers, so that the necessary psychological (and personal) support required to navigate complex issues and heal, is more affordable in general. Most people start feeling better within a few sessions.
I do not work with insurance companies nor do I accept payment from any third parties or agencies. I keep my fees on the lower side in order to encourage and facilitate individual growth based on personal assets and resources, skills and strengths, rather than fostering dependency on corporations or institutions.
Sarah Stickeler M.A.
San Fernando Valley area