Janet Muehe-Hayward LCSW #23749   (916) 708-0927

Therapy sessions typically last 50 minutes for individual therapy. Longer sessions can be requested but may not be covered by insurance. This is time that is prioritized just for you and/or your child.

It is the time that I will work face to face with you and/or your child to help them as together we identify the goals for treatment and work towards achievement of these goals.  

Fees and Insurance

Fees
Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm $135 per hr.



I'm not able to control confidentiality as carefully when insurance is involved (insurance companies require specific information related to your therapy). Additionally, insurance companies only pay for services which they determine are "medically necessary" which "always" requires a diagnosis. While I don't subscribe to a medical model where everything has to be pathologized, I do understand that for some using their insurance benefits is the only option. If you choose to utilize your insurance benefits AND if I determine you meet medical necessity then I am able to bill the following insurance companies for your treatment.


Insurance Currently Accepted

MANAGED HEALTH NETWORK (MHN) includes Health Net/Centene
BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA HEALTH AND WELLNESS-MEDI-CAL (also called CENPATICO)


ANTHEM BLUE CROSS-MEDI-CAL
WESTERN HEALTH ADVANTAGE
MAGELLAN (serves most Kaiser patients, at this time Kaiser does not permit children to be seen by community private therapist such as myself).

EAP PROGRAMS

EMPLOYEE AND FAMILY RELATIONS 
SUTTER EAP (not Sutter Select)
ANTHEM BLUE CROSS EAP (includes Unicare, Wellpoint)

OTHER:  If you do not see your health plan above I encourage you to call the Behavioral Health number on the back of your insurance card. Ask them if I am an “in network provider”. If they do not show me as a provider you can ask them to contract with me on a one-time basis (called “single case agreement”) or you can inquire about their “out-of-network” (OON) policy. OON typically involves the member paying for therapy first and then being reimbursed by the insurance company for a portion or of in some cases all of the fee.