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New Patient Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in our services at the Berkeley Therapy Institute. Please send us your inquiry by using the form below. Someone from our office will call you back as soon as we are able.

PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT AN URGENT CARE CLINIC. If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

For talk therapy/psychotherapy inquiries, you should receive a call back within 2 business days. For psychiatric/medication management services, you should receive a call within 3 business days.

We have clinicians who can accept the following insurances. Please keep in mind, however, that availability is limited and is subject to change:

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield combined

  • Blue Shield of CA MHSA/Magellan (medication management ONLY)

  • Cigna

  • HealthNet/MHN

  • United Healthcare/Optum*

  • UC Berkeley Students and Employees

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Employees*

  • Alameda Alliance

  • HMO's will require patient acquired prior authorization before appointment can be made.

(*OUT-OF-NETWORK only for talk therapy)

If you have an insurance plan that is not listed above, please send us an inquiry. We may not be in-network with your insurance plan, but you may have out-of-network benefits that you can choose to utilize.

If you are planning to pay privately and not bill insurance at all, our private pay fees are as follows:

Psychiatric/Medication Management Services:

$500     Initial Visit                 90 minutes

$400     Initial Visit                 60 minutes

$250     Follow-up Visit        20 – 30 minutes

Nurse Practitioner/Medication Management Services:

$425 Initial visit 90 minutes

$340 Initial visit 60 minutes

$212 follow up visit 20-30 minutes

Psychotherapy Services:

$340      Initial Visit                          60 minutes

$345      Psychotherapy Visit      60 minutes

$265      Psychotherapy Visit      45 minutes

For our psychotherapy/weekly talk therapy services, you may be eligible for a reduction in your fee. If  you are interested in this option, please discuss with the person who contacts you to do your intake.


  • Contact by email does not constitute a working therapeutic relationship or doctor-patient relationship.

  • This form is to be completed only by the person seeking services or by a parent for a minor child.

  • Under 'Services Requested' you may only select one option per inquiry, either 'Talk Therapy' and 'Medication Management.' If you want both, please submit two separate inquiries.

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