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FAQs

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

Psychotherapy:  $160 -  45 minutes sessions

                            $220 - 60 minutes sessions 

Parenting: $260 - 75 minutes  

Intake session: $260 - 75 minutes

Supervision and Clinical Consultation: $130 - 60 minutes

                       Katharine Hicks, LCSW 

Psychotherapy: $150 - 45 minutes sessions

Intake session:  $250 - 75 minutes 

Sessions are conducted in-person

  The work with children involves interaction through various forms of Expressive Arts and Play Therapy. Those are hands-on, relational, integrative and sensorial experiences that best happen when child and therapist are together in the Playroom. 
 
  In-person therapy contributes to the child's development and refinement of interpersonal social skills as it allows them to perceive differences in body language, tone, pitch of voice, and facial expressions.
 
  In-person sessions allows integration of thoughts, feelings and senses while helping the child to develop awareness of personal space and boundaries.
 
  Telehealth sessions are offered only to already established clients and on special circumstances. Telehealth is  provided through a HIPPA approved platform according to HIPPA laws.  

Intake  with parents

  It is important that we take the time to talk in detail about your child's development, emotional needs, strengths and areas of difficulty.
 
  During this 75 minutes meeting parents will share their concerns with therapist and therapist will share her clinical impressions with them. Together they will decide on the initial treatment goals, frequency of sessions and on the first interventions to be tried with the child at home. The parent's intake might require more than one session and happen 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.

 
 
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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
  • Tricare - only Raphaella Croccia is in-network with that insurance.

  • Cigna - all therapists are in-network with that insurance,

  • 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?

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
email: raphacroccialmft@yahoo.com

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

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH US?
             EMAIL RAPHAELLA AT   RAPHACROCCIALMFT@YAHOO.COM

Contact Us

Please contact us to inquire about our services by email
raphacroccialmft@yahoo.com
or directly through the form below.
We are unable to respond to inquiries made through phone messages.

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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

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