Fees and Payments

  • You may pay by cash or check at your session. Payments are due before or at your session. We also accept the following forms of payment:

  • If you would like us to be able to send a payment request via Credit Card at the time of service, we use Ivy Pay to accept payments with a credit or debit card.

  • Reduced fees are available for lower-income individuals, non-profit employees, students, and single parents who are willing to work. Please let us know if you fall into one of the above categories.

Psychotherapy Fees

  • Initial consultation phone calls (15 minutes) are free

  • Fees range from $180 to $355 per session depending upon the type of service.

  • Standard office visit sessions (50-55 minutes): $250

    • Extended office visits (90 minutes):$350

  • Video and phone sessions (50-55 minutes):$185

  • Home visits (55-90 minutes):$385

  • Phone calls, consultations, record reviews, and emails: $40 (per 15 minutes)

Cancellation Policy

  • Please note that we require two (2) days business notice (Monday to Friday) if you change or cancel your appointment.

  • Business hours do not include weekends or holidays.

  • If you are unable to make the appointment and cannot give the required notice, you will be charged the full appointment fee.

  • You will be billed for a missed appointment if you miss or cancel your first appointment.


  • Dr Fred Peipman is an in-network provider for most Anthem Blue Cross of California plans.

  • We are an out of network provider for Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare

  • Although we do not accept insurance reimbursement from other plans, we can help you with a "super bill" which you can submit to your insurance company for direct reimbursement.


Email Communication, paperwork, letters and Phone Calls

  • We are available on a limited basis for brief phone calls and emails should the need arise.

  • All phone calls, emails, and letters  beyond the initial free consultation will be billed at the standard phone session rate in 15-minute increments ($37.50 per 15-minutes).

  • Longer emails and multiple email messages will be billed at the same rate.