Yes, I offer a free 10-15 minute phone consultation to discuss your questions and to determine if your needs are within the scope of my practice. I believe the therapist-client fit is of utmost importance, so we should both feel confident that working together is a good idea. I'll be happy to provide some referral ideas if I think you might be better served by another clinician or treatment center.
Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering telehealth phone or video sessions at this time until it is safe to return to in-office normal operations.
My services include Psychotherapy and Consultation, Walk & Talk therapy outside of the office, Joy of Medicine Consultations, Sleep/Insomnia Consultations, Clinical & Medical Hypnosis, and telehealth for California residents. There are pros and cons to each modality and we can discuss the benefits and limitations of each, based on your unique situation. My office is wheelchair accessible and also has plenty of free parking. Walk & Talk therapy is available to us on the beautiful American River Parkway, but we can always come inside if we need to do different work or have bad weather. I use a HIPAA compliant video platform for telehealth.
In addition to the 1:1 individual services above, I am also happy to provide executive consultation, workshops, groups, or speaking engagements about a variety of topics.
Fees: My fee is $175 for a standard session (50-55 minutes). Initial assessment for psychotherapy is $200 (60 minutes). Extended initial assessments (80-85 minutes) for sleep consultations or other services requiring extended time is $275.
Reduced fee slots: I offer a limited number of reduced fee slots in my schedule as part of my commitment to the value of psychotherapy for all individuals. One way I do this is through the non-profit Open Path Psychotherapy Collective which is a nationwide network of professionals committed to providing mental health care at deeply reduced rates for individuals with significant financial need. Follow the link above to explore Open Path and to see whether I have any openings at this time.
Payments: I utilize a HIPAA compliant option for payments with credit cards, including most health savings or flex accounts. Fees are due at the time of service.
Insurance: I am not contracted as an in-network provider for any insurance company and I am "opted out" of Medicare. However, if you have a PPO insurance plan that offers you out of network benefits, I'm happy to give you a special receipt that you can submit to your insurance company to seek reimbursement. In this situation, I must note a diagnosis and your insurance company may seek further information about your treatment in order to process your claims. Although there is no guarantee that out of network claims will be reimbursed by your PPO insurance company, some clients appreciate the flexibility to choose the provider of their choice.
I require a minimum of 24 hours for cancellations or rescheduling your appointment. Unlike medical offices that see multiple patients per hour, I hold your session exclusively for you and cannot fill your session at the last minute. You are responsible to pay the full fee with less than 24 hour notice or in the event of a no-show.
Clinical Health Psychology is an area of specialization that focuses on health, wellness, and behavioral medicine. Part of my training was in medical settings with individuals with health or medical problems. As a specialist in clinical health psychology, I help individuals cope with chronic illness or injury, manage pain, lessen the impact of stress, improve sleep, address eating and weight concerns, or make health and lifestyle changes. I am fascinated by the interplay of mind and body, and use a variety of modalities and tools in my clinical work.
The letters designate the individual's type and level of training. (Also, some people list certifications which can be confusing to understand.) In my case, I earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, which is a doctoral degree, after I completed my bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology. Having a Ph.D. allows me to be called "Dr. Lori Roberto." In fact, in order to be a licensed psychologist you must have a doctoral degree along with years of experience and passing licensure protocols.
Psychiatrists are also "Dr.'s", however they completed medical school and then a residency in the medical field of psychiatry. They are experts at medication management for psychiatric disorders and they sometimes provide psychotherapy, as well. (Note: I do not prescribe medication.) Other mental health providers complete master's degrees and then become licensed to provide services in their respective field, such as LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) or LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor).
When seeking mental health treatment, it is essential that you check the license status of your provider to make sure you are working with someone with adequate training and oversight. Some people call themselves "counselors" or "hypnotherapists" or "coaches" but are not licensed or regulated. You may verify a license via the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
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The purpose of this website is for information and education only and does not constitute a therapeutic relationship. The information on this website is not intended to be a substitute for mental health treatment. If you, or someone you care about, needs urgent help or is having a mental health emergency, please go to your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.