Susan Farber, LMFT
Sports Psychotherapist

Get Started

Welcome to the Winning Edge for Sport and Life… 

Get Started Free of charge, Phone consultation

To get started, call Susan Farber at (805) 886-5538 for your 10 minutes, free of charge, phone consultation to determine your needs, the cost for services, and whether remote (phone or telehealth) or in – office sessions will be conducted.

Before we meet in person

You will get an email from Susan Farber, LMFT, client portal.  Please use this link to sign in to the secure patient portal, and read, review, and e-sign all of the intake paperwork.  Once you e-sign, your forms will be saved in your electronic chart.  It is important that this paperwork be completed prior to the initial appointment so I can answer any questions you may have at that time.  

Fees and Payment

Private Pay

The fee for Individual, Family, and Couples Therapy ranges from $200 to $310 depending upon the length of the session.

Sessions range from 45 to 75 minutes.

Pregame and Postgame phone session with the athlete – $75.00 per 15-minute increment.

Consultations with the coach – $75.00 per 15-minute increment.

Direct Observation of athletic performance and team interaction made by special arrangement.  Price to be determined based upon needs. Please contact Susan Farber by phone (805) 886-5538 or by email at

Out of Network

My office can submit a courtesy claim to your insurance. Please be aware most insurance plans have a large out of network deductible and minimal coverage for non-network providers. However, Health Savings/Flex Savings Accounts can offer supplemental (tax) benefits, if used.

Payment Types Accepted

Payment type accepted, including copays, will be collected at the start of each session.
You may pay by…

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Zelle

Insurance Coverage and Additional Information

Participating provider

I am an in-network provider for the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna Behavioral Health
  • Blue Cross-UC students only
  • HealthNet/MHN [Exclusion HealthNet Federal Services]
Clients with insurance coverage will be responsible for their copay and deductible as applicable.  Insurance sessions are generally 45 minutes in length unless specified.  

Cancellations Policy

Because both your time and my time are valuable, your appointment is specifically reserved for you. If you cannot keep your appointment, a 24-hour cancellation is required by phone (no text or email). All missed appointments and late cancellations will be charged the full session fee. These fees cannot be billed to insurance. If I am a provider with your insurance, you will be charged the full contracted rate.


I offer telehealth therapy sessions via the Simple Practice platform in California and Nevada.