Fees for Services

Recognizing that my clients are going through difficult transitions which may affect their finances, I do my best to accommodate them.  My standard fees and policies are explained below.  Please call me to discuss your specific situation.

Packages to Save

I offer a series of psychotherapy sessions, or packages, which offer savings over individual session pricing.  Therapy Packages are paid in advance and are non-refundable.

Package of three sessions – $360  ($120 per session for a savings of $90)  
Package of five sessions-$550  ($110 per session for a savings of $175)
Package of ten session-$995 (Less than $100 per session for a savings of $505)

Please confer with me to arrange for packages other than those mentioned here. 

Standard Fees

1 hour – $150
1½ hours – $225
2 hours – $300

Payment Options

As a client, you can pay with cash, check, credit card, or PayPal. Payment is expected before your visit. To pay with PayPal, use the button below or log into Paypal and make your payment using my email address, patricia@drariadne.com.


Because of all the constraints in current insurance policies, I can no longer take insurance. If you have insurance which will reimburse you for your therapy sessions, I will prepare a “superbill” of services for that purpose, usually after every third session.  Full payment of fees is the responsibility of the client. I do honor EAP plans. 

Phone Sessions and Skype

I see clients in my office in Encinitas, but you also have the choice of arranging for phone sessions, which can include Skype.

Please give me 24-hours notice if you need to cancel an appointment. Otherwise, (except in the case of an emergency) you may be charged for the missed session.

Pay for Services


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

You may pay for services via PayPal using this button.  When you reach the PayPal site, please enter the amount for your services or package. 


Dr. Patricia Ariadne is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Encinitas, California. Known as the Transition Therapist, Patricia focuses on helping people deal with life crises such as divorce, death of a loved one, serious illness, and other critical turning points.

Patricia is the author of  practical guidebooks to help people through times of change, including Navigating Change: How to Go from Trauma to Transformation.