Therapy for graduate students

Information About That's So Well, Therapist for Women

Read more about That’s So Well FAQs and rates – you can find a reimbursement calculator to help determine an estimate of your out-of-network insurance reimbursement for therapy.

50 Minute Individual Therapy Session


Arielle Pinkston, LMFT

Accepting Clients in California.

Like most specialty providers, I participate in limited insurance plans. Paying-out-of-pocket is a great option for people who want maximum privacy, confidentiality, and flexibility. That being said, I am currently an out of network provider with Kaiser and can walk you through how to get started with their approval process if you need help.

Frequently Asked Questions

In some cases you may be eligible to use out-of-network insurance benefits. You will be responsible for paying for each session in full at time of appointment. If appropriate, I will provide a super bill each month that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

You can use the out-of-network reimbursement calculator below to get an individualized estimate of what your costs will be using your out-of-network benefits!

If you have out-of-network benefits, they typically will reimburse you for 60-80% of the cost of each session.

If appropriate, I will provide you with monthly invoices called a “superbill” that will include all of the necessary information for your claims to be processed.

Your out-of-network benefits are usually pretty straightforward to use. Most insurance companies have you upload your monthly superbill online (it’ll be sent to you on the 1st of each month) and then they will mail you a check with your reimbursement.

It’s always a good idea to call the number on the back of your health insurance card listed under Member Services.

You can ask them the following questions:

Do I have out-of-network outpatient mental health coverage? Am I able to use these benefits for telehealth?

What is my out-of-network deductible?

How much of my deductible has been met this year?

Do I need a referral from an in-network provider to see someone out-of-network?

What percentage of outpatient psychotherapy sessions are covered per session?

How much will I be reimbursed for a 45 minute psychotherapy session (CPT code: 90834)?

How do I submit claim forms for reimbursement?

How long does it take for me to receive reimbursement?

Yes, I reserve a limited number of sliding scale spots in my schedule. If you do not think you can afford my full fee, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If I’m unable to offer you a sliding scale spot, I’d be happy to offer referrals to trusted clinicians in the area.

If you’re hoping to find an in-network provider, is a great resource.

No, therapists can only provide services in the states they are licensed. I am only licensed to work with residents of California. You must live in one of these states in order for us to work together.

Before scheduling a therapy session, I do a free 15 minute intro call with all potential new clients. This gives us the chance to get to know each other. Here’s what you can expect:

I’ll ask you about why you’re seeking therapy

I’ll tell you a bit about myself and my approach as a therapist

You can ask me any questions that I didn’t cover

We’ll talk about rates, insurance, availability, etc.

If we both decide we’re a good fit after our intro call, we’ll schedule our first therapy appointment. I’ll send you a couple of quick forms to complete before our first session. I’ll also send you a link for our video calls that you can use every week.

As a Therapist, I have a collaborative, non-judgmental, and relatable approach that will make getting started a bit easier. During our first session or two, I’ll ask you a bunch of questions to get a better picture of you and your life. I will listen to you without judgment. We will come up with goals together of what you hope to accomplish in therapy.

During therapy we will work together to help you better understand yourself. You will gain perspective, new insights, learn to challenge your negative thoughts, receive feedback, and develop new coping skills. Sometimes therapy can be really hard, creating the changes you’ve been wanting for yourself isn’t easy. But I’m here to help support you throughout the process, helping you achieve the change and growth you are looking for.

I meet with the majority of my clients on a weekly basis. I ask that all new clients commit to meeting weekly, for at-least the first 6 weeks. This will allow us to start off on a strong foot, so you can start seeing progress right away.

I may recommend that we increase or decrease the frequency of sessions to best meet your needs.

This really depends on you. I use an integrative and holistic approach therapy.

Sometimes clients feel their goals have been met after 3-6 months.

I also have clients who choose to remain in therapy for much longer; they have seen improvements and still really enjoy having ongoing support and a place to process their thoughts and feelings each week.

Reimbursement Calculator

That's So Well Therapist For Graduate Students Arielle

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Me too! Schedule a free intro call where we can chat for 10-15 minutes to see if we’d be a good fit!

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