Revised October 2022
Psychotherapy Session (50 min) $200
Brief First Time 10 min Appts Free of Charge
Consultation for Clinicians (50 min) $100
Consultation for Clinicians (25 mins) $100
GEI WPATH Mentor Meeting (50 min) $200
GEI WPATH Mentor Meeting (25 mins) $100
Group Therapy Program $70/mos
Consultation/Mentorship Group $80/mos
Triadic Consult Group $100/month
Small Group of Three $80/session
Pro-rated Fee or Extended Email Communications $4.00/minute
Hour-Long Training or Workshop Rates Start at $600
$2000-$3500 for a 6 hour (day-long) training. Rates negotiated based on number of attendees, travel & preparation
Office Policy on Attendance Update: November 2018
You will be responsible to pay your full session fee if you give less than 24 hours notice of a cancellation or do not show to your appointment. In the event of a no show or cancellation with less than 24 hours notice the credit card you placed on file will be billed. You can always ask for a video or phone appointment if you cannot make the in-person session.
EXCEPTIONS: For certain Lyra plans, fees and attendance policies are set by contract with Lisette Lahana, LCSW. They will be shared with you upon registration for services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have lower fees?
Currently my low fee slots are full. However, In an effort to diversify the field of gender care, at least 10-20% of my mentorship, supervision and consultation for therapists is offered is at a lower fee, which includes group. These slots are reserved for non binary, trans, intersex, BIPOC and disabled clinicians who cannot afford the full fee.
Low Fee in the Bay Area
For LGBT affirming therapists try interns in private practices listed on Gaylesta.org. For general therapy try in Oakland: Open Counseling. In Berkeley: Blue Oak Therapy Center, Pacific Center,(LGBT) Women's Therapy Center, The Psychotherapy Institute Community Clinic and The Wright Institute Clinics. In San Francisco: CIIS Church Street Clinic, Queer Life Space (LGBT) and the Liberation Institute (LGBT). In Concord try the Rainbow Community Center (LGBT). Feeling overwhelmed by finding a therapist? Check out this article.
Do you take insurance?
I take Lyra as well as PPO insurance which allows you to see out-of-network providers. However, for PPO plans your full fee is due at the time the service and you submit your receipt to your insurance company. You can use a healthcare savings account (HSA/FSA) to pay for sessions which are pre-tax dollars.
What forms of payment can I use?
Typically, when you register as a new client, I prefer you use a debit/credit card stored securely in my practice management system for billing. That can also be a HSA/FSA card. You can also use Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, and check/cash.