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Should I schedule an appointment?

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Contact us if you are having difficulty with any of the following:

  • Problems with concentration, memory, and/or thinking skills

  • Mood, sadness, anxiety, or intrusive thoughts that impact your daily functioning

  • Adjustment and coping with your condition

  • Communication with others

  • Life satisfaction, life planning and/or quality of life

  • OR, if you were given a diagnosis or informed of a family history of dementia, but you do not fully understand or know what to do next.


We hope to provide tailored services to help you address your needs or provide appropriate referrals.

We are not sure if this is the right place for you. Prior to your first appointment, we briefly discuss your goals and expectations and determine if we are the good fit for your needs. We value mutual respect, collaboration, and goal-setting.

Is STEM the right place for me?

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STEM will conduct an initial assessment to address your current functioning, mental status, personal and family history, and medical history. From that, we may recommend further cognitive and psychological assessment to individually tailor our treatment to address your needs. We will also review office policies, procedures, and assessment and treatment plan and expectations. Please bring any medical records such as list of medications, previous evaluations, or imaging during the first meeting. 

What should I expect from my first appointment?

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The treatment fees at STEM are comparable to the fees of other psychologists with specialties in the San Francisco Bay Area (averaging $220-350). Professional fees are discussed with you during the 15-minute phone consultation prior to your first appointment. We do not accept insurance. We offer slots with lower costs for veterans and those with special circumstances. When you pay the full fee, it allows us to provide lower fees for those with less resources. Please let us know if you are experiencing a financial hardship. We strive to provide affordable fees to those in need. Full payment is expected at the time of the service unless otherwise stated.

How much do STEM services cost?

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Annual cognitive health check-ups are 60-minute long appointments that cost $350. This cost would include cognitive and mental health screening and recommendations.* Please let us know if you are experiencing a financial hardship. We aim at providing affordable fees for those in need. 

*Note: This is not a neuropsychological evaluation.

What about the cost of a cognitive health check-up?

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A complete neuropsychological evaluation will vary in cost, depending on how much time is required to assess the presenting condition or problem.  Given the cost of test materials, the rates are higher than treatment fees. This cost would include the initial interview, review of records, actual testing, scoring/interpretation of test information, report preparation, and a feedback session, totaling up to 12 hours. We can provide an itemized superbill for insurance reimbursement, but we recommend that you contact your insurance company ahead of time to ensure coverage for the evaluation. Given that we only offer tele-assessments, we do not provide legal or forensic evaluations at this time.

What about the cost of a neuropsychological evaluation?

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Typically, most people come to therapy once a week for a 50 minute session. Length of treatment varies with the condition and presenting problem. We utilize evidence-based approaches so we strive to maximize your potential and functioning outside of STEM. We end treatment based on a mutual collaboration, but we often encourage "booster" sessions to monitor and maintain your quality of life. We recommend you to talk to us if you have questions about this.

How frequent are sessions and how long will they last?

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