CA Licensed Psychologist PSY 22360

How do I know if I need therapy?

Everyone suffers from some sadness, worry, and stress in their lives.  However, sometimes those feelings become so overwhelming that they impact your life and reduce your ability to function at school, work or in your relationships.  If your feelings or symptoms are getting in the way of your ability to function, I recommend you seek help, either in the form of counseling or medical help. 

What do I need to do to get ready for my appointment?

I use a practice management system called SimplePractice for scheduling, record keeping and billing.  After we make an appointment for our initial session, I will email you some forms, including my Informed Consent for Treatment and my HIPAA policy.  Please read these forms and sign them electronically before your first appointment.   

How do I set up an appointment?

Feel free to call me with any questions or to set up an appointment.  My phone number is (408) 800-2836.  You can also email me at info@drjessicafarber.com (see contact tab).

Do you offer Telehealth services or video chat? 

Yes!  As a feature of my online practice management system, SimplePractice, I am able to provide secure, HIPAA compliant Telehealth or video conferencing therapy.  In order to participate in Telehealth, you will need a private location with strong internet or cellular reception.  You can use your phone, tablet or computer.  Telehealth sessions cost the same as regular in-person sessions and are subject to the same cancelation policy. Please check with your health insurance company to ensure that their reimbursement for Telehealth is the same as in-person treatment. 

Do you accept Health Insurance?

I do not have a contract with any health insurance providers, but  I am happy to bill any PPO Health Insurance plan as an "out-of-network provider."  Often, health insurance will cover a portion of my fee after a deductible is met.  To determine your coverage, call the member services phone number on your health insurance card.  

Are you accepting new clients right now? 

Please call me at (408) 800-2836, or email me at info@drjessicafarber.com to answer that question as it changes on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. 

What is your cancellation policy?

I require sessions to be canceled 24 hours in advance to prevent you from being charged for a missed session.

What does it cost to go to therapy?

My fee for therapy is $250 per 50 minute session.   I accept check, cash, credit card and debit card. If you have trouble affording my fee, it is possible that I may have a sliding fee slot available.  

How often do people need to go to therapy?

I usually recommend sessions once per week.  This is the best frequency to help you stay connected to the issues we are talking about and keep the dialogue and process going.  Sometimes, if someone is suffering from very severe symptoms, I will recommend therapy twice per week.  Alternatively, if symptoms are mild, less frequent sessions are also okay. 

Do you accept Victim Compensation from the state of California?

Yes!  I sure do. 

Can you work with my schedule? 

I am in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  My earliest appointment is usually from 10am-11am, and my latest is usually from 6pm-7pm.  If that works for you, give me a call and we can try to set something up!