Services and Fees
Our Treatment Approach
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is one of the most effective treatments for learning to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms. CBT focuses on creating strategies for managing negative thinking, behavior, and emotions. It is rooted in the idea that symptoms can be minimized or eliminated by learning new ways to process information and developing healthy coping habits. Traditional talk-therapy emphasizes past trauma and childhood, while CBT offers a more active treatment that focuses on skills, goals, and problem-solving.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy is a type of Cognitive Behavioral therapy that is considered the gold-standard for certain anxiety-based conditions such as OCD, panic and other anxiety disorders. The treatment involves gradually facing the source of fear or anxiety in a safe, supported and guided experience.
Our therapists help patients evaluate themselves, recognize the thoughts and emotions that are holding them back, and learn to react to them in less distressing ways. They also incorporate elements of other research based treatment approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
- Fear of dying/losing control/fainting/heart attack
- Fear that something is medically wrong after repeated reassurance from doctors
- Fear of speaking in groups
- Anxiety about meeting new people
Intense Fears and Phobias
- Fear of driving
- Fear of flying
- Phobias of needs, animals, other
Procrastination, Perfectionism and Test-Taking Anxiety
“Constant” Worry (Generalized Anxiety/GAD)
Anxiety about Parenting
- Worry about becoming a parent
- Difficulty during pregnancy
- Fear of “messing up” your child
- Parenting your anxious child
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Frightening or disturbing thoughts
- Rituals such as hand-washing, counting
Stress related to life transitions
- Job stress
- Performance anxiety
- Transition to college
In Office | On Site | Teletherapy
Dr. Greaven and associates provide flexibility in scheduling. They offer in-office visits in Calabasas, and off-site therapeutic sessions in the community, including schools, workplaces and in-home as needed. They also provide secure video and phone sessions and combinations thereof to meet individuals’ professional and family scheduling needs.
Telehealth offers convenience for many individuals, but is also subject to some ethical and regulatory constraints. In order to participate in telehealth sessions, individuals must be located in the State of California. Telehealth may not be appropriate for young children or people with certain conditions or situations. These include (but are not limited to):
- Previous suicide attempt or active suicide planning
- Ongoing, high risk self-harm behavior
- Recent involuntary hospitalization for psychiatric reasons
- Schizophrenia or any symptoms of psychosis
- Bipolar Disorder or any symptoms of mania
- Substance abuse problems
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Eating disorder with high-risk symptoms
Fees and Insurance
Fees for psychotherapy vary depending on the psychologist. Sessions are usually 50-minutes in length, with fees starting at $220. Payment is due on the day of the session. All patients are required to have a credit card on file, even if choosing not to pay by credit card.
Dr. Greaven and her associates are not contracted directly with any health insurance company. Patients with PPO or POS insurance plans may be eligible for full or partial reimbursement; in this case, once a session is paid in full, patients can access a detailed invoice (“Super Bill”) and submit it to their insurance company for possible reimbursement; actual reimbursement depends on the individual’s insurance policy. Patients can verify their plan coverage by calling their insurance company and asking about reimbursement rates for “out-of-network” psychotherapy; typical procedure codes (“CPT Codes”) used in this practice are
90791 (the first intake appointment)
90837 (individual psychotherapy session)
90847 (family therapy, 50 minutes)
Dr. Greaven is contracted with Lyra Health, a third-party mental health benefit offered to employees of many large corporations and their family members. Patients who believe they may have Lyra Health Coverage should contact their company’s HR department for details.
Good Faith Estimate Notice
The federal “No Surprises Act” grants consumers the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much their medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers, including psychotherapists, must give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for treatment services.
The act also requires healthcare providers, including psychotherapists, to inform their clients of this right. Additionally, this act requires that information regarding the availability of a “Good Faith Estimate” must be prominently displayed on the website of all health care providers, including psychotherapists.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask all of your health care providers, including your therapist and other providers from whom you seek treatment, 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/ or call 1-800-985-3059.