Dr. Chu's Rates

Initial Phone Consultation (15 to 20 minutes) - no cost

Before scheduling a formal appointment, it can be helpful for both of us to have a chance to talk with each other and get a few questions answered. You can get a sense of my communication/therapeutic style, while I can gather some information about your concerns or what you'd like to work on. This allows you to make an informed decision on whether you'd like to start services with me, and me to share how I can help. 

Intake Assessment (60 to 90 minutes) - $250-350

The intake appointment typically takes 60-75 minutes for individuals ($250) and 90 minutes for families ($350). This is the first appointment where I focus on gathering information about your concerns, symptoms, family background, and cultural contexts. You will find me asking you questions and taking notes, which will be quite different from a standard session. We will then discuss your goals and session frequency. 

Follow-Up Sessions (30 to 90 minutes) - $120-350 

Standard Session (50-minute) - $200

Follow-up appointments are where we dive in and do the work. For most people, weekly standard sessions work well for them, though session duration and frequency may vary based on individual needs and goals.

Extended Session (90-minute) - $350

Sometimes it may be helpful to build on the momentum gained within a session by setting aside a longer amount of time to tackle or process what we are working on. Longer sessions may also be better suited for families when there are multiple members in session. 

Brief Session (30-minute) - $120

Other times, it may be helpful to have a brief check-in appointment to help maintain therapy progress, but you may not need the full standard session time. Shorter sessions may also be suited for younger children in some cases. We can discuss what works best for you. 

Cancellation Policy

I ask that clients let me know 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time if they are not able to attend. The same rates above will be charged for scheduled appointments if clients do not attend without prior notice ("no-show") or cancel within 24 hours ("late-cancel").

Method of Payment

The Client Portal I use processes online credit or debit card payments after each session. Most of my clients have found entering their payment information into the Portal their preferred way of managing payments. 

Out-of-Network Billing

I do not accept insurance at this time. If you receive out-of-network benefits from your insurance carrier, I can provide a receipt with appropriate details ("superbill") for you to request reimbursement from your insurance carrier*, if applicable. 

*Note that clients may not submit a superbill for my services to Medicare, because I am an opt-out provider for Medicare.

If you'd like to call your insurance ahead of time to verify your out-of-network benefits, it can be helpful to tell them the billing codes you expect your healthcare provider to use. Here are the billing codes I typically use

For individuals

90791 - Intake Appointment (for individual or family)

90837 - 60-minute Individual Therapy Appointment (53 minutes or longer)

For families

90791 - Intake Appointment (for individual or family)

90846 - Family Therapy Appointment without Patient present

90847 - Family Therapy Appointment with Patient present 

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.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-877-696-6775.