Fees and Insurance
Dr. Bates Freed is a Medicare provider and a network provider for the Aetna/UCSB Student Health plan (with a referral from the UCSB Counseling Center).
As an out-of-network provider for other insurance carriers, she can provide you with an itemized receipt for reimbursement from your company.
General fees are $180/hour for an initial diagnostic assessment and/or psychotherapy. An initial 20-30 minute introduction (to assess whether Dr. Bates Freed is the best therapist to meet your needs) is available by phone/teletherapy at no charge. A limited number of appointments may be available on a sliding scale for patients with genuine financial need.
The office accepts cash, major credit cards, or personal checks.