My psychotherapy, coaching and consulting services are meant to support you in personal, relational, sexual and/or professional growth and development. While ongoing attendance in these can lead to substantial improvement, the process itself may not always be comfortable. You may gain awareness in your experience in psychotherapy, coaching or consulting which may help you decide to make changes in your life as a result. Changes which could in turn affect your relationships, your work, etc. When you consent to participate in my coaching or consulting sessions you should take into consideration its potential benefits, risks and nature of the services. It is also important to recognize that while there are no guarantees, commitment and effort both during and in-between sessions will increase your chances for the most beneficial of outcomes.
In my work, since most of my work deals with sex and relationships, coaching may generally a better fit than psychotherapy, and I work as a consultant to support your path towards specific end goals. Drawing on my extensive clinical work with sex therapy, couples counseling, and relationship and intimacy, I help you develop tools to work through challenging issues, and road blocks while realizing and developing needs and goals. Consulting and coaching should not replace psychotherapy or other medical interventions. Coaching differs from psychotherapy in that coaching does not address serious mental health issues. If I feel you need a higher level of care, I will make recommendations, which may include regular office, face-to-face visits. I will refer you out if I feel my services are not a good fit for you.
You are free to contact me between sessions. There is a fee based on the session fee for all calls lasting longer than 5 minutes. If I am not available to take your call, you can leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. If you need to speak with me immediately, please leave a message indicating that your call is urgent and I will make every effort to return the call within 24 hours. I do not text regarding personal matters. Texting is reserved for scheduling and rescheduling appointments only. If you need to discuss personal matters please try to reach me via voice. If you are experiencing an emergency call 911.
Session Framework and Payment
Sessions are 45 minutes in length depending on the focus of the work, while the frequency varies depending upon your needs. Double or bi-weekly sessions are common for people working through acute issues. Generally, services will continue until we decide together that the work is complete. Payment is due at the time of service. If you have not taken care of your financial obligation within ninety days, I reserve the right to proceed with formal collection activity.
In order to make my business sustainable I need all my time slots filled. I require 48 hours for cancel or reschedule. There are no exceptions to this policy. All first sessions shall be reserved with a credit card. The credit card will be charged if the first session is missed. Should you cancel or reschedule the session within 48 hours your credit card will not be charged. Appointment times are reserved for you in advance. Once you book a day and time I can no longer give that time to someone else. Before making an appointment I ask that you please consider how serious you are about showing up. You may call and leave a message, e-mail or text to cancel or reschedule any day of the week or weekend.
I am under legal and ethical obligation not to let a balance accumulate substantially. This is one of the reasons I require all sessions to be paid for at the time of service. If the balance rises substantially this can create a debtor-creditor relationship, which, together with the therapist-patient relationship, can constitute a dual relationship.
Refunds are not provided for services rendered.
I take confidentiality very seriously. Everything you disclose in our sessions is confidential with the exception of what I am required by law to disclose it (e.g., where there is reasonable suspicion of child, dependent adult or elder abuse, when you pose a danger to others or when you pose a danger to yourself unless protective measures are taken). Should the necessity of releasing confidential information arise, I will make every reasonable effort to discuss this matter with you first; it is my preference to make any such disclosures together with you in person. If you have any questions about the exceptions mentioned above, or if you need any further clarification, I encourage you to discuss them with me directly.
I work out-of-network with insurance companies, which means I require payment by credit card, cash or check at the time of your visit. You may then submit my invoice to your insurance company so that they can reimburse you. The amount you will be reimbursed depends on your insurance policy and out-of-network mental health benefits.
A growing number of insurance companies reimburse for psychotherapy. To confirm that your insurance company will reimburse for my services, I recommend calling them by phone and asking: "Does my policy cover mental health visits with out-of-network providers?" and “What is my deductible for these visits and how much will I be reimbursed?”
To simplify the reimbursement process, I will email you an invoice every 4-8 sessions with insurance billing codes, which is a receipt for your visit. You can submit this invoice directly to your insurance company. If the process is unclear, I will be happy to guide you through it.
Payment for services is payable directly to Moushumi Ghose, MFT as outlined above. Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company. Even when I have such a contract with your insurance company, if they do not cover services, you are responsible for the payment. A separate contract exists between you and me regarding services. I do not place calls to insurance companies. The client must handle all communications related to insurance companies. Please note that insurance companies vary widely in their policies regarding reimbursement for psychological treatment and therapy. If you cancel or reschedule a session less than 48 hours in advance or miss an appointment you will be billed for this session and insurance cannot be billed for the cancelled/missed session. The client is responsible for verifying and understanding the limits of his/her coverage, as well as his/her co-payments and deductibles. PLEASE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE PRIOR TO ATTENDING YOUR FIRST THERAPEUTIC SESSION.
Prices and times vary depending on your plan. Bundle/package discounts are available for coaching only - please inquire at Mou@LASexTherapist.com.
These are the rates for standard new clients. Prices and times may vary for special conditions. Bundle/package discounts are available for coaching, after the intake (first) session.
$200 for 50 minute Skype sessions
$250 for 45 minute office visit
Or, pay in advance for bundled coaching sessions (after the initial session):
3 Sessions for $480 - 20% Discount
6 Sessions for $840 - 30% Discount
10 sessions for $1200 - this is the best deal at 40% Discount. *paid upfront, must be used within 6 months.