FeesMarin Therapy and Counseing FAQ

My standard fee for individual or couples therapy is $150.00 per 50 minute therapy hour – and will be raised to $160.00 per 50 minute therapy hour January 1st, 2016. I offer a handful of lower fee slots if this is not affordable to you.  If needed, please contact me regarding availability.


I currently do not take insurance.  If you’re interested in seeing me and would like to make use of your health insurance, check with them about their out-of-network policy as you may be able to receive partial reimbursement. Upon request, I am happy to provide you a monthly statement of services to facilitate this.

This means more out-of-pocket expense for the client, however, many people prefer the privacy that contracting directly with the therapist provides. With insurance, some are concerned about keeping their psychotherapy records private – which is not the case if insurance is used. Others worry that a particular diagnosis might be limiting their future insurability.


Marin Therapy and Counseling is located at 119 Ward Street, Larkspur, CA 94939., downtown Larkspur off of Magnolia Ave.

Therapy Duration and Frequency

The length of counseling ultimately depends upon the number of issues wanting to be addressed, the depth of the problems and your work between sessions to facilitate change.

Every situation is unique but I typically start by seeing individuals and couples once a week to maximize the effectiveness and get the most forward momentum in the changes you’d like to make.  I collaborate with my clients around when it feels right to decrease sessions to every other week and for some, decrease further to monthly check-ins.  My goal is to implement lasting change and I strive to work as efficiently as possible to accomplish this with you.

Office Hours

My current face-to-face office schedule includes availability on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Video conferencing, phone or live chat telehealth options are also an option as available on those days and might also include Mondays or Fridays.  See my new online, HPPA compliant online portal, Counsol.com to learn more.  https://lisakift.securepatientarea.com/portal/.

Scheduling an Appointment and/or Free Consultation

I offer a free phone consultation for us both to assess our fit.  See the contact page to discuss your situation with me. Periodically, my schedule is full and there is a waiting list.  If this is the case, you can either be added to the list or be referred to other therapists in the Marin community.  I am happy to provide you with individual therapy or couples counseling referrals if needed.

Once You’re Scheduled

As soon as you’re scheduled your next step should be to prepare for your appointment. Please visit the Once You’re Scheduled page for all the information you are going to need for your session.