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Sliding Scale Therapy & Mental Health Rates
There’s a mental health trend developing in California: some of the best therapists in the greater Los Angeles area are offering sliding scale rates. Reza Nabavi, Ph.D., created www.SlidingScaleTherapy.com in response to an increased demand for lower cost therapy, whether individual, couples, group, or family. When clients come to the site, they fill out a simple form about their needs. Then, based on their financial situation and location, they are connected with a therapist in their area who can accommodate their price range and receive a call back within 36 hours.
Many strong clinicians are offering sliding scale costs in their practice, so the clients are connected to these therapists based on their presenting issues. Participating providers include marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Recent graduates working as interns and/or psychological assistants are also participating.
If you’re a mental health provider located in this area and would like to be added to the referral database, contact Dr. Nabavi. If you’re not in his neck of the woods, maybe you’ll be inspired to offer sliding scale fees in your practice and/or start your own sliding scale therapy group.