The cost for individual therapy sessions vary depending on experience, expertise, training, education, and specialty areas. Individual therapy sessions range from 45 to 55 minutes in length. The cost for individual therapy session fees range from $185 to $270. A limited number of sliding scale spots are reserved for individuals with financial hardships.

Do you take insurance?

Dr. Melanie Chinchilla is an in-network provider for Lyra, Modern Health, MHN and Anthem Blue Cross in California.

Approach Therapy psychotherapists are considered out-of-network providers with insurance companies, except the aforementioned companies. When you choose to work with an out-of-network provider, you pay the fees to the provider directly. We can provide you with a statements, called a superbill, that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

Your insurance may provide some reimbursement if you have out-of-network mental health benefits.  If eligible, you may obtain partial reimbursement for the fees from the insurance company. Depending on the plan, insurance companies may reimburse up to 80% of an hourly session rate.

What is the cancellation policy?

We reserve session time just for you. If you need to cancel your appointment, we ask that you notify your therapist at least 48 hours ahead of time.

If you miss or cancel your appointment less than 48 hours ahead of time, you are responsible for the full session fees.

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about the cancellation policy.

Do you provide letters for Emotional Support Animals?

At this time, our therapists do not provide letters or referrals to register an Emotional Support Animal. While ESAs can help many people cope with anxiety, stress, or depression, providing these letters is currently outside the scope of our practice.

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