Samantha Fordwood, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist (PSY 22714)
870 Market Street, Suite 845
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-963-3554

Availability and Fees

I AM CLOSING MY PRIVATE PRACTICE AS OF OCTOBER 2019 AS I WILL BE JOINING THE DBT-A TEAM AT UCSF. I am no longer accepting any individual or skills class clients.

Dr. Fordwood currently sees clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. She regularly checks email and phone messages on weekdays, and she returns calls from potential new clients within one to two business days. She is available to existing clients for skills coaching calls seven days a week between 9am and 9pm.

Fees for individual therapy and for the DBT skills group are consistent with standard therapy rates in the Bay Area. Dr. Fordwood accepts payment by check or cash. She offers a limited number of reduced rate slots for both individual therapy and the skills group; the rates for these slots are based on economic need. Please contact Dr. Fordwood for more information about her fees and availability.

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel a scheduled appointment, please let Dr. Fordwood know as soon as possible. You will be charged for all sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice. Insurance companies typically do not reimburse for cancelled or missed sessions.

Dr. Fordwood does not participate in any managed care networks or accept insurance directly, so her services will not be covered by HMO health insurance plans. If you have a PPO health insurance plan, your mental health coverage may reimburse you for part or all of her services as an out-of-network provider. A medical expense flexible spending account will also reimburse you for her fees. Dr. Fordwood will provide you with the necessary documentation to assist with the reimbursement process. 

Full payment of fees for Dr. Fordwood's services is the responsibility of the client.
Please check with your insurance company about whether or not reimbursement for an out-of-network provider is an option for you. Each insurance plan is different, so Dr. Fordwood will not be able to tell you what your plan will and will not cover.

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