My therapeutic approach is very integrated as I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques including ACT, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Meditation/Mindfulness, Schema-Focused, etc. I also provide Christian Counseling for clients of Christian faith.
In addition to face-to-face psychotherapy services, I now offer HIPAA-compliant video telehealth psychotherapy services to individuals located throughout the State of California using Vsee. Please check with your insurer to see if telehealth services are are a covered benefit under your plan.
$100.00 per 45-minute session for individuals; $150.00 per 60-minute session for couples; $200.00 per 90-minute session for family therapy
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Most importantly, make sure you check to make sure that I am an "in network provider" under your specific health plan as most health insurance providers have numerous plans. For example, I accept Anthem Blue Cross; however, Anthem has numerous health plans under their umbrella and I am not a contracted provider with every plan offered through Anthem.
Insurance Plans Accepted:
- Anthem Blue Cross/EAP
- Beacon Health Options
- Blue Shield of California
- Cascade EAP
- ComPsych EAP
- California Victim Compensation Program
- Health Plan of San Joaquin Medi-Cal
- Jorgensen/Brooks Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
- MHN EAP
- Open Path Collective
- Optum/United Behavioral Healthcare/EAP
- Networks By Design
- Sutter EAP
- TriWest/Veteran's Choice
- Unicare EAP
Please note that cash rates are the same for both face-to-face and telehealth psychotherapy services. If you do not see your insurance plan listed, you can contact your insurer to see if you have "out of network" mental health benefits or request that your insurer contact me to discuss a "single-payer contract agreement."
Special note to Kaiser Permanente Members... If you would like to receive Christian therapy or other mental health services not provided by Kaiser, you can request authorization to receive these services from me through Kaiser's contract with Magellan Health. Call Kaiser Member Services at 1-(855)-268-4096 M-F 8:30 am-5:30 pm for more information.
If you do not see your insurance plan listed, you can contact your insurer to see if you have "out of network" mental health benefits or request that your insurer contact me to discuss a "single-payer contract agreement."
Payment for services must be made at the time services are rendered. Checks, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover Cards are accepted for payment.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you may be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Request a therapy appointment with Sharmaine D. Barnes online here.
Please call or email me for further information about the services I provide