How Can I Afford

My full fee is $140 for a 45- 50 minute therapy hour.  I accept private payment and Medicare.  As a licensed California mental health professional, I can provide treatment for you that is covered  – at least in partby every PPO insurance.

Concerned about the cost?   Consider the benefits of shorter-term treatment with a skilled professional who has the expertise to help you overcome your unique emotional distress.   All you really know about the therapists on your insurance company’s provider panel is that the therapists have signed a contract to work at reduced rates. I can sometimes apply a sliding fee scale to help with affordability

Use Your PPO Insurance to Help Pay for Therapy with David Mellinger

If you would like to use your PPO insurance to help pay for your care

a.  I can bill your insurance carrier can be billed, and the balance would be due each session, or
b.  You can pay in full. and I’ll regularly provide you with “superbills” to send to your insurance carrier.

Since I’m employed by Kaiser Permanente, I don’t accept Kaiser clients into my private practice.

Reasons to Choose Therapy with Me

Some mental health problems can be treated swiftly by a skilled therapist, while others require extensive treatment.  I’ve become very skillful at helping and empowering clients – particularly those with anxiety – to accomplish a great deal over a relatively short time.  I bring exceptionally extensive, sophisticated, active knowledge of the latest psychological science to the practice of psychotherapy.  I’m grateful that I can often help clients overcome anxiety problems that other therapists – including anxiety specialists – can’t.

I am now accepting referrals and clients for general psychotherapy and anxiety therapy at my Woodland Hills and Westlake Village offices. Call 818-716-1695 or email me at