Psychotherapy and Consultation Berkeley and San Francisco

Fees & Insurance

My fee structure is listed below. I have some reduced fee slots and strongly believe that money should not be an impediment to quality counseling. Call me if you want to discuss alternatives to weekly counseling, lower fee slots, or other counseling options if my fees are not within your budget. Payment is expected at the time of the service and is payable by cash or check.
50 minute individual counseling session $180
60 minute couples or family counseling session $200
The majority of my practice is conducted on a private pay basis and my fee is in line with other Bay Area therapists. Most of my clients choose to pay privately because it offers them more control and privacy. They are not constrained by what types of issues insurance will and will not cover and their mental health information, including diagnosis, is kept confidential and only shared with their express written consent.

I do accept some insurance and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) plans. If your health plan is one I don't currently accept, I am happy to see you as an out-of-network provider and work with you to submit the required reimbursement paperwork. You may also be able to use your employer's flexible spending account (FSA), where you apply pre-tax dollars to pay for therapy costs.

Please contact me by phone at 510-292-9090 or via email at if you have additional questions or would like to arrange a free 30-minute phone consultation. If our phone conversation indicates that we may be a good fit, we can schedule an initial session to provide us both with more information and begin to map out a treatment plan.

John Wiskind, LCSW, MPH | CA License: LCS22185
Phone: (510) 292-9090 | Email:

538 Hayes St., S.F., CA 94102 | 3036 Regent St., Berkeley, CA 94705

John Wiskind provides counseling in Hayes Valley, San Francisco and Berkeley, California. His specialties include Couples/Relationship Counseling, Drug and Alcohol Use and Addiction, Trauma and EMDR, Gay and Lesbian Issues and work with Adolescents and Families. His offices are accessible to highways 580, 880, 24, 80, 101, Ashby BART, Civic Center BART, MUNI, AC Transit, and close to Oakland, El Cerrito, Albany, Downtown San Francisco, Civic Center, Mission, Castro, Haight and Noe Valley.