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

Before we meet in person, you are welcome to complete the intake paperwork prior to your initial appointment. By doing so, it will allow us to make the best use of our time. Please see the Forms to the right for more details and availability of .pdf files you can download.

Before we work remotely

Before we work remotely, please return completed forms either by

Email: Susan@susanfarbermft.com  or

Mail: Susan Farber, MA, LMFT
PO Box 91727
Santa Barbara, Ca  93190

Fees and Payment

Private Pay

The fee is $150 per session.  

Sessions are approximately 50 minutes in length.

Pre and Post game phone session with the athlete – $40.00 per 15-minute increment.

Consultations with the coach – $40.00 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 susan@susanfarbermft.com.

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)
    * charges may apply

Insurance Coverage and Additional Information

Participating provider

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

  • Aetna Behavioral Health
  • APS Healthcare
  • Blue Cross-UCSB students only
  • Cen Cal/The Holman Group
  • College Health IPA
  • HMC Health Works
  • United Health Workers
  • Veterans Choice

Clients with insurance coverage will be responsible for their copay and deductible as applicable.

Insurance sessions are 45 minutes in length.

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.

Telehealth

I offer telehealth therapy sessions via a HIPPA compliant video platform within the State of California. Coaching sessions outside the State of California are available by video and phone.