The Relationship Expert

Licensed Psychologist in Pismo Beach & Los Osos

Rates and Insurance

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The fee for a first-time intake session is $150.
The fee for a standard 45-minute session for individuals is $135 and for couples is $150.
Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, or credit card.


appleI am on several insurance panels.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Magellan
  • MHN

I also serve clients with other health plans. These clients work with me as an out-of-network provider, and their insurance will sometimes cover a percentage of the fee for their session.
Whether you decide to meet with me, or another counseling professional, I recommend calling your insurance company before your first session. Ultimately, you are responsible for the payment of your counseling sessions.

Check With Your Insurance Company

It’s always a good idea to check with your insurance company ahead of time to understand your benefits. If you’re calling them, jot down any questions you may have ahead of time.

Here are three questions most clients want to know:

    1. Is Lisa Neuenschwander an in-network or out-of-network provider for me?
    2. What’s my deductible for in-network/out-of-network?
    3. What balance is remaining on my deductible?


Dr. Lisa’s Promise

I promise that our counseling sessions will be a safe place free from judgment. Whether you need individual counseling or couples counseling, I will meet you where you are at. I am committed to helping you experience greater connectedness and happiness in your life.

Dr. Lisa Neuenschwander

My approach is to work with you as a team to get to the heart of what you’re facing. With insights based on research, I want you to have the tools to succeed now and for years to come.

Learn more about Dr. Lisa.


Clients Are Saying

“Going through the process and having her support changed the way I was thinking…I think everyone’s needs are different but I also think that Dr. Lisa is willing to meet people right where they are.” Read more…