Fees and Payment


Individual therapy $150

Telehealth/Online Therapy $150

Family Therapy $175

Fees are consistent with other mental health professionals with similar levels of extensive experience and speciality areas in the San Diego area.  I believe that everyone should be able to access mental healthcare and it's important to me that clients find therapy services that fit their budget.  I offer a limited number of reduced fees for those who may be experiencing financial limitations. 


Cash, personal check, debit/credit card, HSA 


I'm a Lyra Health Provider if your employer offers this mental health benefit.  Please contact me or Lyra directly if you'd like to use your employer-sponsored Lyra benefits.


I'm an Out of Network Provider for most PPO insurance plans and fees may be partially reimbursed or used towards meeting a deductible, depending on your insurance coverage.  As a service to you, I can provide you with a monthly invoice (Superbill) that you can submit to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement.  It is best to contact your insurance provider prior to starting therapy to verify what may or may not be covered by your plan.  Payment is expected at the beginning of each session.


1. Do I have Out of Network behavioral health benefits? 

2. Do I have an Out of Network deductible, how much is it and has it been met?

3. What is my Out of Network reimbursement rate per session?

4. Are there limitations based upon the length of session (45 minutes versus 60 minutes)?

5. How many sessions are covered per calendar year?

Late Cancellations

Each appointment is reserved for you. If you need to cancel, I require at least 48-hour notice from your scheduled session time.  This allows the opportunity for someone else who is in need to benefit from the availability. If you fail to give 48-hour notice or fail show up, you are responsible for your full fee.  Please note that insurance companies will not reimburse for missed or canceled appointments. I appreciate your understanding.

Cathy Kreisel, LCSW


511 Saxony Place, Suite 101-G, Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 456-9252

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