Affordable, Accessible Teletherapy for Bay Area and California Residents
We believe that everyone deserves access to affordable therapy and counseling — especially now!
Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center has always provided flexibly-priced therapy to Bay Area residents experiencing economic hardships. With our shift to telehealth, we continue that commitment, and have expanded our geographic focus to include all California residents.
Although, on average, therapy in the Bay Area costs from $160 – $250 or more, our therapists commit to seeing at least three individuals, couples or families for a fee of $50 to $80 per session. While trying to maintain their own livelihoods, many are adopting an even more accommodating approach to scheduling, and when possible, fee-setting, especially for persons directly impacted by coronavirus-related loss of employment or income.
If you are not able to work, or are experiencing a loss of income or income security, please speak with us about your needs. Although we may not be able to extend you an indefinitely discounted fee, we may be able to assist you during this crisis.
If for any reason we cannot accommodate your budget or income, we will attempt to find you another therapist or provide you with referrals to reduced fee clinics. While we cannot guarantee to accommodate everyone, we will do our best to make counseling as affordable as possible. If you choose to submit the Therapist Referral Form through this website, we will ask you to specify the maximum you can afford to pay for therapy after your housing, healthcare and grocery costs and what resources you are considering when calculating this fee.
Payment for therapy is made at each session unless other arrangements are made with your therapist. Our therapists accept credit and debit cards via Square and IVY Pay, as well as checks by mail. Most sessions are weekly and 50-minutes in length.
We do not bill insurance directly, however your therapist can provide you with a statement for your insurance provider. To find out if your insurance offers reimbursements for teletherapy services, please contact them directly. Be sure to ask if your benefits cover teletherapy services provided out-of-network and by an associate.
Good Faith Estimate/No Surprises Act
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right 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.
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, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.