Pricing & Payment

INITIAL 

CONSULTATION

FREE

+ 15-MIN, PHONE CONSULT
+ DISCUSS PRACTICE POLICIES
+ LEARN ABOUT AVAILABILITY
+ FAQs

ONGOING

SUPPORT

$230 // 50 MINS

+ RECURRING SESSIONS
+ VIRTUAL: TUE, WED, THU
+ OFFICE: TUE, FRI, SAT
+ SUPERBILLS AVAILABLE

EMDR 

INTENSIVES

$250 // 60 MINS

+ 60 OR 90 MIN INTENSIVE INTAKE
+ ONE-DAY, 2 OR 3 HOUR MODEL
+ TWO-DAY, 2 OR 3 HOUR MODEL
+ RECOMMENDED INTEGRATION

 

Sliding Fee Scale

I offer a sliding fee scale that ranges between $230 – $100 for clients who wish to work with me and are unable to pay my full fee. I use The Green Bottle image and framework to determine where you fall on the sliding scale. Sliding Fees are typically offered only for a defined period of time before services return to full fee amount. There are limited openings for sliding fees. Reach out to check availability.

 

After Your Initial Consultation

After your initial consultation, your electronic intake paperwork will be emailed and an invite to Ivy Pay for billing will be sent via text.  All intake paperwork and billing information needs to be completed no later than 48 hours before intake session to avoid automatic cancellation. 

 

Catherine Alvarado Office
Catherine Alvarado Office Chair

Payment Options

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I accept cash or card for therapeutic services. If paying with cash, the amount must be exact and provided at the time session is held. 
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If using card, I use Ivy Pay for payments. A card must be on fill at all times. 
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After your initial consultation, Ivy Pay will help collect your payment information, run the first charge for your intake session, and store the card on file for future use. 
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Following the intake, sessions will be charged on the day they are scheduled using the card store in Ivy Pay. 

 

Insurance

I accept PPO health insurance plans as an “out-of-network” provider. Superbills available upon request at the beginning of each month. Those interested in seeking insurance reimbursement, it is your responsibility to clarify the details of your coverage with an out-of-network provider prior to beginning. 

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CANCELLATION & RESCHEDULING

48 Hour Scheduling Policy

Therapy sessions are available both online and in person at my office in Hermosa Beach. Session times are carved out and reserved exclusively for you. When a session is canceled or rescheduled without adequate notice, I am unable to appropriately reserve office space or offer time slots to others who may be waiting for an opening or have a clinical emergency.

If you would like to cancel or reschedule your session, please let me know no later than 48 hours before your scheduled session to avoid being charged the full session fee.

E.g., your session is scheduled for 3:00pm on a Tuesday, notice must be given by 3:00pm on Sunday at the absolute latest.

If you prefer to be seen in person, please be aware office space is reserved ahead of time. Therefore, a $25 late fee for reserved office space will be applied on top of the full session fee when notice for changes is not given 48 hrs before your scheduled session.

E.g., Late Cancellations, No Shows, and Late Rescheduling Requests to Switch Session Format will result in $25 late fee for reserved office space applied on top of full session fee.

*I will always give you a heads up when a scheduling fee may be applied to schedule changes.*

You can make changes to our schedule by calling, texting, or emailing me. Please remember to confirm that I have received your message. Then I can make appropriate changes in the calendar.

Still have questions?

Feel free to explore the frequently asked questions or reach out.