FAQ

How often would we meet and for how long?

Individual sessions typically last 50 minutes and occur weekly; however, the specifics of this, as well as the duration of treatment can vary depending on your needs, goals, and level of engagement in treatment and will be discussed and determined based on what best fits your needs.

How do I pay for therapy?

Payments are due at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card. Rates for service will be discussed during your initial free phone consultation and will be agreed upon before your first session. The full fee for Individual sessions are $185/ 50 min session, Couples and Family sessions are $225/50min and Group sessions are $ 50. 

Do you have a sliding scale?

Yes. I try to make my services affordable to a wide range of people. Depending on my caseload, I sometimes have sliding scale slots available. This means I am willing to talk about a fee reduction if this is something you need.

Do you accept insurance?

I work as an “Out of Network” provider and can give you a receipt for services that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement consideration. Although many insurance companies do reimburse for therapeutic services, I cannot guarantee reimbursement. If you plan to use insurance, I encourage you to check with your insurance provider to determine what mental health benefits you have. 

What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?

I ask for all cancellations or rescheduling to be made 48 hours in advance of your scheduled session. If an appointment is missed or canceled with less than 48 hours notice, I will need to charge for the missed session, except in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

What do I do if I am in a crisis situation?

In case of a medical or clinical emergency, including a threat to your safety or the safety of others, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Natalia Boucher Psychotherapy

1452 26th Street. Suite 103. Santa Monica, CA 90404

Natalia Boucher, LMFT #99323