Frequently Asked Questions
I think I may need a psychologist. How do I get started?
Call or email. Dr. Zaytsev offers a free 10 minute phone consultation to help you figure out the type of service you may need. After that, you set up an appointment time. During the first appointment, history of presenting problem and other relevant information is gathered and assessment/teatment plan is designed. If you are calling about your child, the first session is just for you (the parent). During that first session, you and Dr. Zaytsev will be figuring out what it would be like to work together.
It is highly recommended that you complete the New Patient Forms prior to your appointment.
Do you prescribe medications?
As a clinical psychologist Dr. Zaytsev does not have prescription rights. However, if results of her evaluation suggest that pharmacological intervention is indicated, she would provide you with the referral to the physician who would manage your medication needs.
Will my insurance cover your services?
Dr. Zaytsev is an in-network provider for Medicare and Blue Shield of CA PPO. She will work directly with these insurance providers.
If you do not have these insurance plans, then Dr. Zaytsev maybe able to work with you as an out-of-network provider. Your services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance. Please check with your insurance company carefully to determine if your plan covers an out-of-network provider and what are their reimbursement policies for psychological testing, neuropsychological evaluation, and/or psychotherapy. When calling your insurance carrier, mention the following codes to be used for a psychological evaluation: 90791; neuropsychological evaluation: 96116, 96121, 96132, 96133, 96136, and 96137; psychotherapy: 90834 and 90837.
All fees are payable to this office at the time of rendered service. At the end of the evaluation or once a month for treatment cases Dr. Zaytsev will give you a "super-bill" to submit to your insurance company. You are responsible for all billing and collection of reimbursements from your insurance company.
Do you have a sliding scale?
Standard therapy fee for a 50-minute session is $180. Giftedness evaluations are $500 flat fee. All other clinical assessments are priced at $350 per hour. Forensic evaluation fees are available upon request. In certain circumstances reduced fee may be offered. The eligibility is decided on a case by case basis.
Can services be provided in any other languages?
Yes, Dr. Zaytsev is fluent in Russian and can provide treatment as well as most portions of assessment in Russian language.