Fees & Insurance

I do my best to make my services available to as many people as possible. Unfortunately, some people may still be unable to afford my services. If you find yourself in this situation, please visit my resources page on free or low-cost treatment options in your area.

I can now bill your insurance company on your behalf for services I provide if you have a PPO health insurance policy with out-of-network benefits, see the "Insurance" section below. 


The following fees are my rates for providing each service:

Initial Assessment - $250.00 

30 Min. Counseling Session - $75.00

45 Min. Counseling Session - $125.00

60 Min. Counseling Session - $150.00 

Additional Services & Rates

Assessment or Evaluations 

For third parties including courts, government agencies, or employers - $500.00. Additional charges may apply depending on the requirements of your assessment. Read more about these services.


Comprehensive or Family Interventions

Includes 15 hours of service time, $150 per hour additional after 15 hours - $5,000.00 plus travel expenses

Concierge Counseling

Counseling that requires me to travel to you -$300.00 per hour, minimum 2 hours + travel time

Point-of-Care Drug Test - $30.00




If you have health insurance that is a PPO policy with out-of-network benefits your insurance may reimburse you for my services. All clients pay their session fee on the day of their appointment regardless of insurance coverage. If you have a PPO plan with out-of-network benefits they may reimburse you a percentage of your service fees. Upon request, after your payment is received and your session is completed, I can provide you with a "superbill" which you can submit to your insurance company. Any reimbursement payments from the insurance company will be paid directly to you. Even though you may have out-of-network substance abuse benefits and my services are authorized I cannot guarantee you will be reimbursed by your insurance company.

Rescheduling & Cancellations


You must provide a minimum of 48-hours notice in advance of scheduled services to change or cancel the appointment at no charge. Late cancellations or reschedules and missed appointments are billed at the same rate as the actual service. As a courtesy, I do provide one late cancellation, late reschedule, or missed appointment to existing clients at no charge.

Are Video & Phones Sessions Effective? Learn More

  • Black LinkedIn Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon

Serving California & Oregon via telehealth sessions (phone or video calls).

Tel: (888) 478-6658​

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at (800) 273-8255. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. I do not provide emergency services.

© 2018 by Michael O'Brien. All Rights Reserved.