Rates & Insurance

Brief Consultation 15 MINUTES – Free

During our free consultation, we can get to know each other and discuss how online therapy can help you. During this session, we will talk about the best ways we can work together. I use a secure video platform that is easy to access and easy to use. Our sessions are face-to-face through secure video, so you get real-time help and support.

Initial Video/Phone Session & Assessment-$200

When you decide to schedule, we’ll begin with a 55-60 minute initial biopsychosocial assessment to more fully understand your current issues and goals for therapy. This meeting will also include the establishment of an initial treatment plan.

Individual Video/Phone Therapy

         50 MINUTES – $175  

         60 MINUTES-$200

Couples Video/Phone Therapy

         50 MINUTES-$225

         75 MINUTES-$325

Premarital Counseling 

        Packages and Cost:
        6 sessions – $1,200 ($200 per 50 minute session)
        12 sessions – $2160 ($180 per 50 minute session)

Emotional Support Animal Assessment

         $535 per assessment/animal

Per California law the following must be met in order to be qualified for an ESA letter for housing or travel.

  • You must have established a minimum 30 day relationship with the clinician writing the letter.
  • You must meet criteria for an emotional or mental health disorder in which the animal helps ameliorate or lessen.
  • You must have an assessed deficit in daily living/functioning that is directly helped by the animal.

*ESA letters are only provided if all requirements set forth by California state laws are met.      https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB468

Please note participating in the assessment does not in any way guarantee an ESA letter written for you and your animal.

 Insurance

I am in-network with the following insurance providers

Cigna 

Optum

United Behavioral Health

Your co-payment and deductible will be billed at the time of service.

I am an Out-of-Network provider for most other insurance providers and will provide you invoices that you can submit to your plan for reimbursement.Please be advised that confidentiality may be compromised when you use health insurance to pay for counseling and psychotherapy. Before we start working together, I recommend you call your insurance provider and get details about your coverage. I would also be happy to call your insurance provider on your behalf and help you learn more about the details of your coverage.

Some questions you may want to ask your health insurance provider, include:

  • Whether or not you have mental health coverage;
  • Whether or not Telehealth is covered;
  • Whether or not you’ve met your deductible;
  • What is your coverage for out-of-network providers; and
  • How many sessions of psychotherapy your insurance will cover.

Cancellations & Missed Appointments

If you are unable to attend a session please notify me as far in advance as is possible. Since scheduling an appointment involves the reservation of time specifically for you, a minimum of 24-hour notice is required for rescheduling or canceling an appointment. You will be responsible for the full fee for missed sessions and cancellations if 24-hours has not been given.

Good Faith Estimate Notice

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.

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3385 Dryden Ave.
Gilroy, CA 95020

rbynum@reneebynumlmft.com
(510) 947-8041

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3385 Dryden Ave. Gilroy CA 95020
(510) 947-8041
rbynum@reneebynumlmft.com