Fees & Frequently Asked Questions

What do you charge?

Individual Sessions: $195.00 (50 minutes)
Group Sessions: $80.00 (90 minutes)

Good Faith Estimate Notice under the No Surprises Act:​​

  • You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your mental health care will cost.
  • Under this law, health care providers need to give patients who do not have insurance, or who are not using insurance, an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
  • If that is the case, you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services and you can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.  Also, If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than the 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 (800) 985-3059.

Do you have a sliding scale?

Yes. I have a limited number of spaces available at a sliding scale rate. These spaces are typically reserved for students and other low-income populations. If you feel you qualify for a sliding scale, please ask about this during our initial phone consultation.

What form of payment do you accept?

I accept:

Personal checks


Zelle (rachel@rachelwalkermft.com)

PayPal (rachel@rachelwalkermft.com)

What are your office hours?

Tuesday 7 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 2 pm
Thursday 7 am – 6 pm

Can we talk before scheduling an appointment?

Yes. Please contact me directly at (510) 501-2936 for a free 15 minute consultation.

What should I expect at my first session?

The first session is a time for us to get to know one another. You may wish to ask questions about my style and experience. I will certainly be curious about your situation and your hopes/expectations about counseling. We will come to an understanding about the focus of the therapy and how best to proceed.