Fees for Service

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Therapy is an investment—possibly one of the most important ones you’ll make for yourself. As such, we believe that it will be worth it to take this leap right now. Our therapists have fees in accordance with their licensure level and their expansive specialized training. Please reach out to your provider directly if you have any questions about their fees.

To help make therapy accessible, all of our therapists can work with insurance on an “out-of-network” basis. This means that you would pay for services directly and we would bill your insurance plan on your behalf (or provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company) so you can receive a reimbursement check for a percentage of your out-of-pocket costs directly from them if you have a PPO plan with out of network coverage. Not all insurance plans have out of network coverage, so it is up to you to research the specifics of your plan. Out of network reimbursement is not guaranteed and is determined by your individual coverage. Additionally, most HSA and FSA accounts can be used for therapy services, and we accept all major credit cards.

Several of our providers also contract directly with insurance including Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna (Evernorth) Behavioral Health, and Kaiser Permanente of Southern California.

For those who choose to use their “in-network” benefits, please be aware that your insurance company requires a clinical diagnosis to compensate for services which becomes part of your medical record. If you have any questions about this process, please inform your therapist directly. Also, please be aware that many insurance plans also have deductibles that must be met before the plan will pay for services. Our admin team will do their best to verify coverage beforehand, but it is always a good idea to check directly with your individual plan before initiating care.

Psychologist Fees

Dr. Megan Phillips, Psy.D., PMH-C: $225 for a 55 minute therapy session and $200 for a 45 minute therapy session. Dr. Phillips is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna.  

Dr. Joanne Scott, EdD: $200 for a 55 minute session. She also provides 75-minute couples therapy sessions for $250. Dr. Scott is in-network with Cigna/Evernorth Behavioral Health. 

Psychological Associate

Dr. Gurminder Sandhu, Ph.D: $120 for a 55 minute therapy session. Dr. Sandu is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna.

LMFT, LCSW & LPCC Fees

Dr. Brandon McQueen, Psy.D., LMFT: $175 for a 55 minute session and $200 for an 80 minute couples or family session. Brandon is in-network with Cigna/Evernorth and Kaiser insurance. 

Ava Elmzadeh, LMFT: $175 for a 55 minute session. Ava is in-network with Cigna/Evernorth and Kaiser insurance. 

Christina LaMonica , LCSW: $175 for a 55 minute session and $200 for an 80 minute couples or family therapy session. Christina is in-network with Cigna/Evernorth and Kaiser insurance. 

Violet Alcantar, LCSW: $175 for a 55 minute session and $200 for an 80 minute couples session. Violet is in-network with Cigna/Evernorth and Aetna insurance. 

MFTA & ACSW Fees

Cottonwood Psychology Center serves as a training site for Associate Marriage and Family Therapists and Associate Clinical Social Workers. These are providers who have earned their master’s degrees and are accruing hours for full independent licensure. This includes Paige ClineKristin Boyd (PMH-C)Elaine Brattain, Courtney Roserie and Eva DeCroix. We also have two Associate Clinical Social Workers, Nina Honeycutt and Mary Jenkins, who provide therapy services on a sliding-fee scale and see clients for the following rates:

  • Individual Therapy: $120 for a 50 minute session
  • Couples/Family Therapy: $170 for a 75 minute session

Each of our Associates also contracts with Open Path, a service that connects individuals with income restrictions to dedicated therapists who are committed to providing exceptional services at a significantly reduced rate. Please contact Open Path directly for more information (openpathcollective.org).

Several of our associates also work with Cigna/Evernorth and Anthem Blue Cross insurance as in-network providers under a supervisory agreement with their licensed supervisor. Please inquire directly with your provider about their insurance contracts. 

Psychological Assistant Fees

Vanessa Rodriguez is a psychological assistant at Cottonwood Psychology Center. She provides 50-minute individual sessions at $120. She also provides 75-minute couples therapy sessions for $150. Vanessa works with Cigna/Evernorth and Anthem Blue Cross insurance as an in-network provider under a supervisory agreement with her licensed supervisor.

Dietitian Services Fees

Emily Bown, MS, RDN provides nutrition counseling through Cottonwood Psychology Center. She provides 50-minute individual sessions at $175.

Cottonwood Psychology Center is proud to offer in-office & online cognitive-behavioral and strengths-based therapy in Anaheim, Yorba Linda, Villa Park, Tustin, Santa Ana, Irvine, Orange and surrounding areas.

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