FAQs

Fees and length of sessions
 * Raphaella Croccia, LMFT, RP​T-S *

   Psychotherapy and Parenting fee: $160 per 45 minutes sessions

   Initial assessment/Intake fee: $260 per 75 minutes 

   Supervision and clinical consultation fee: $130 per 45 minutes

 

 * Lauren Schade, M.A., AMFT & Lauren McMichael, AMFT *

   Psychotherapy fee: $ 130 per 45 minutes sessions

   Initial assessment/intake fee: $215 per 75 minutes 

Sessions are conducted in-person

The work with children involves interaction through various forms of Expressive Arts and Play Therapy thus the child's presence in the therapeutic environment is essential for the hands-on and sensory experiences to unfold. Additionally in-person therapy contributes to the child's process of learning interpersonal and social skills.

In person therapy helps the child to understand differences in body language, tone and pitch of voice and facial expressions, as well as allows recognition of personal space or boundaries.

Telehealth sessions are offered only to already established clients on special circumstances and provided through a HIPPA approved platform. 

Initial assessment with parents

It is important that we take the time to talk about your child's history, emotional needs and areas of difficulty. During this meeting parents will share their concerns with therapist and together they will decide upon the child's treatment goals. The parent's intake process might take a few sessions prior to the beginning of the child's treatment. 

Initial Consultation
We offer a 20 minutes initial consultation to prospective clients who are considering working with us. It is important that parents find the right therapist for working with their family. 

During the initial consultation parents and children will visit our office space and have the opportunity to know more about the therapist's work. 

We believe that 20 minutes is a reasonable amount of time for that initial contact. However, If you would like to discuss your child's current issues more in depth and hear the therapist's initial impressions about your child's case it is suggested that you schedule a 45 minutes meeting.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the consultation is an informal meeting and that client and therapist's legal engagement will only  start after our Office Policy is fully discussed and signed.

Location
We have two beautiful Play Therapy offices in Mission Valley. Our offices are conveniently located close to the 5 and 8 freeways.
Our facility is handicap accessible, there is parking on the premises
For correspondences please use our main address: 1761 Hotel Circle South, suite 118 San Diego, CA 92108.
Phone: 858-232-1836
 
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Methods of payment

Our offices accept cash and personal checks.

If you wish to use a credit or debit card you will be responsible for an additional processing fee of about 3.5%.

 
Insurances accepted
  • Cigna 

  • Tricare - only Raphaella Croccia is in-network with Tricare

  • PPO plans: If you have a PPO plan with another insurance company you could be partially reimbursed for the cost of the treatment. Most PPO plans allow the client to seek treatment with professionals not contracted with them. If that is the case we can provide you an optimized receipt or "superbill" that you will submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Please inquire directly with your insurance about your out-of-network benefits for Behavioral Health or Psychotherapy. ​

​Some important questions to ask your insurance provider:

  • What is the deductible for my policy ?

  • What amount or percentage will the insurance reimburse me for each session?

  • What is the maximum number of sessions allowed per calendar year?

OUR PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW CLIENTS -WAITLIST FOR 2023 AVAILABLE
 

Contact Us

Please contact us to inquire about our services by email or directly through the form below.
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Business Information

By appointment only:

Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm Saturdays - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Email Us: 

raphacroccialmft@yahoo.com

( email is our preferred method of contact)

858.232.4673