Dr. Anna Hoffman
Frequently Asked Questions
Is therapy right for me?
I believe everyone would benefit from seeking therapy at least once in their lives. Therapy can help you understand how your past impacts your present, reconnect with your internal experiences (emotions, thoughts, sensations), imagine a life that would bring you meaning and vitality, and overcome barriers to pursuing that life.
I'm ready to get started. What next?
Please schedule a free, 20-minute phone consultation via my online scheduler. During our consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss why you are seeking therapy and ask any questions you have about seeking therapy with me. We will determine together if you would be a good fit for working with me via online therapy. If you and/or I believe your needs would be better met by another care provider or type of care, I am happy to provide referrals.
Where do sessions take place?
I provide online therapy (also known as "teletherapy") using HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software, and I'm able to provide online therapy to people residing throughout California and Wisconsin.
What are your session fees?
Your initial 20-minute consultation with me is free. My fee for a 50-minute session is $250.
Session fees will be collected in full at the time of service via credit or debit card. A credit or debit card is required to be held on file for the 24-hour cancellation policy. I can accept payments from these cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club.
I also accept FSA and HSA cards, but insurance reimbursement is not guaranteed. Please check with your provider if this is a form of payment you would like to use.
Do you accept insurance?
I am an out-of-network provider. You may have out-of-network mental health coverage through your insurance company, particularly if you have a PPO or POS health insurance plan. Depending on your plan, your insurance company may reimburse you 50-80% of each session fee. I am happy to provide a superbill that you may submit to your insurance provider for partial reimbursement for services. I encourage you to check with your insurance provider first to verify coverage for teletherapy services.
What are my rights under the No Surprises Act?
You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service. You can also ask your health care provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.