In order to provide the best quality of care, and to avoid third party interference with the treatment course, Dr. Farassat has not contracted as a provider with any insurance carriers. Clients are required to pay the full agreed upon amount to the therapist. However, depending on the policy, private insurance companies pay the client directly for therapeutic services. The reimbursement amount generally depends on the contracted policy, the diagnosis, and the procedure code. An insurance statement would be provided at the end of each month for the clients to submit to their insurance. Please check with your insurance carriers for the extent of payment for “out of network outpatient mental health services.”
For sliding scale fees Dr. Farassat has employed two highly qualified interns, Golie Zarabi, M.A., MFTI (IMF 66079) and Natalie Landver, M.A., MFTI (IMF 65815). Golie and Natalie are registered MFT interns, and receive thorough supervision by Monica Farassat, Psy.D. (MFC 24491) on a weekly basis.
Golie Zarabi is a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern. Golie practices psychotherapy in both English and Farsi. She received her Bachelor's degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and her Master's degree in Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Golie works with children and adults and addresses a variety of concerns such as: Mood disorders, anxiety disorders (panic attacks, social phobia, etc.), young adult couples therapy, certain addictions, and survivors of abuse. Golie currently works in a private practice setting and offers Individual, couples, and family therapy.
Natalie Landver received her Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University (IU), and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She is excited to be part of an inspiring environment working under the supervision of Monica Farassat. Psy.D.
In addition to starting employment with Dr. Farassat, she has been working and training at the Relational Center, a non-profit wellness community focused on enhancing human connections through skills for engagement for over 2 years. Natalie enjoys working with adults and adolescents. Her main areas of interest are anxiety, depression, relationship issues, pre and post marital relationship concerns, survivors of domestic violence, eating disorders, and grief. Natalie is inspired by a genuine desire to leverage her life experiences, education, instinct, and passion to serve the mental health needs of individuals (adults and adolescents), couples, families, and groups in the greater community.