narrative. 
  contemporary therapy


928 Fort Stockton Drive, Suite 213
  San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 261-4221
erin@narrativetherapysd.com

Appointments
Morning, afternoon, and evening appointments are available. Please call or email for current openings.
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday
8am- 9pm


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Payment Amount

Fees

Our fees are determined based upon the licensure status of the therapist as well as the income level of the client or client’s parent(s). For sessions with a licensed therapist, the cost is $125.00 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes).


The fee for sessions with Nam Rindani-McMahill, MFTI is $100.00 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes). Nam is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Registered Interns work under the direct supervision of Erin C. Falvey, MFT. Additionally, there are a few sliding scale fee appointments available which are based upon the income of the client or the client’s parent(s). The Program Supervisor will discuss this fee structure with you and work with you to determine a fee that meets your needs via phone or email prior to your initial consultation with your therapist.


Session fees are applied per session and must be paid for at the time of service. Fees also accumulate if sessions are not properly canceled. We require a 24-hour notice for cancellations.

 


Erin's Summer Special:

Prepay 4 Sessions $450 ($50 Savings)*



 

Payment Information

We offer several choices for payment of services. We accept cash and checks in the office at the time of the appointment. Or, for your convenience you can pre-pay your balance by credit card using online paypal services.


Cancellation Policy

Your therapy hour has been reserved for you. Appointment cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the agreed-upon appointment time. Should you cancel before this time there will be no fee added to your account. However, cancellations received with less than 24 hours notice or “no-shows” will be charged a full session fee.


About Insurance Reimbursement

Erin Falvey is now a participating provider in the Anthem Blue Cross Network.


For all other health insurance plans:


If you have a health insurance policy, it will usually provide some coverage for mental health treatment. Many insurance companies reimburse between 50-80% of the session fees for an "out-of-network" provider, which Erin Falvey is. It will be your responsibility to fill out and file your health insurance claim forms, so that you can be reimbursed for the fees you pay for therapy services. We will provide you with whatever information we can (diagnostic and procedure codes, National Provider Identifier (NPI) number, etc.) to facilitate your receiving the benefits to which your insurance entitles you. However, you (not your insurance company) are responsible for full payment of the fee that we have agreed upon. Therefore, it is important that you find out exactly what mental health services your insurance policy covers. You should carefully read the section in your insurance coverage booklet that describes mental health services. If you have questions, you should call your plan administrator and inquire. Questions you may want to ask them include:

 

1)  What percentage of my therapist’s fees are covered
      by my out-of-network mental health benefits?

3)  Does my policy cover the procedures described under 
     CPT Code 90837 (Individual therapy) and CPT Code 
     90847 (Couples/Family Therapy)?

4)  Is pre-authorization required in order for me to be 
     reimbursed for fees for therapy? If so, what is my 
     authorization number?

5)  How many sessions are authorized?

 

“Managed Health Care Plans” such as HMOs and PPOs often require advance authorization before they will provide reimbursement for mental health services. These plans are often oriented towards a short-term treatment approach designed to resolve specific problems that are interfering with one's usual level of functioning. They may require you to seek additional approval for more therapy after a certain number of sessions. In our experience, while quite a lot can be accomplished in short-term therapy, many clients feel that more services are necessary after insurance benefits expire. We are not members of any managed care programs (Erin Falvey is now a participating provider in the Anthem Blue Cross network), so we will not be listed on the "Panel of Providers" for any such program.

You should also be aware that most insurance agreements require you to authorize us to provide a clinical diagnosis, and sometimes additional clinical information such as a treatment plan or summary, or in some cases, a copy of the entire record. This information will become part of the insurance company files.

 

*If client discontinues therapy services prior to completing pre-purchased sessions full session fees will be applied to completed sessions and the remainder will be refunded to the client.
San Diego, CA - Marriage Therapy - Couple's Therapy - Premarital Therapy - Family Therapy.