New Patient Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in our services at the Berkeley Therapy Institute. Please send us your inquiry by using the form below. Someone from our office will call you back as soon as we are able.

PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT AN URGENT CARE CLINIC. If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

For talk therapy/psychotherapy inquiries, you should receive a call back within 2 business days. For psychiatric/medication management services, you should receive a call within 4 business days.

Dr. Shane MacKay is currently NOT taking new patients.

We ARE accepting new patients with the following insurances:

  • Aetna
  • Alameda Alliance/Beacon (talk therapy ONLY)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield combined
  • Blue Shield of CA MHSA/Magellan
  • HealthNet/MHN
  • United Healthcare/Optum*
  • UC Berkeley Students and Employees
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Employees*

We are NOT currently taking new patients with:

  • Medicare/MediCal combined
  • Medicare

(*OUT-OF-NETWORK only for talk therapy)

If you have an insurance plan that is not listed above, please send us an inquiry. We may not be in-network with your insurance plan, but you may have out-of-network benefits that you can choose to utilize.

If you are planning to pay privately and not bill insurance at all, our private pay fees are as follows:

Psychiatric/Medication Management Services:
$500 Initial Visit 90 minutes
$400 Initial Visit 60 minutes
$225 Follow-up Visit 20 – 30 minutes
Nurse Practitioner/Medication Management Services:
$300 Initial Visit 90 minutes
$100 Follow-up Visit 20 – 30 minutes
Psychotherapy Services:
$335 Initial Visit 60 minutes
$325 Psychotherapy Visit 60 minutes
$245 Psychotherapy Visit 45 minutes

For our psychotherapy/weekly talk therapy services, you may be eligible for a reduction in your fee. You may discuss this option with the person who contacts you to do your intake.

Please Note: 

  • Contact by email does not constitute a working therapeutic relationship or doctor-patient relationship.
  • This form is to be completed only by the person seeking services or by a parent for a minor child.
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