I work with families or partners looking for a therapist who “gets it.” Queer, poly, kinky, and non-traditional folks welcome! I hold our therapeutic relationship with deep respect and care, making room for your story and your experiences without judgment. You are not too intense, too much, too sensitive, too “out there.” The whole of you is welcome with me.
I take your experiences of marginalization, your upbringing, and your identities seriously and come from a social justice , anti-racist, trauma-informed lens informed by my clinical training at Pacific Center for Human Growth, the oldest LGBTQ+ center in the Bay Area. I integrate attachment theory informed by my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. My job is to collaborate with you, uncovering your own personal toolkit and strategies to help you grow in your relationships. We will identify what your wants, needs, and fears are and how to communicate that and connect to your partner. We will find ways to identify and rework patterns you find yourself stuck in. We will discover how to exist as a differentiated person while living interdependently with your partner(s), family, and community. I will be there with you to support, and most importantly to me, hold your story as precious and listen with a non-judgmental, affirming ear as we build trust and safety.
Offering in-person sessions in Oakland and virtual sessions for individuals residing anywhere in California.
Partners + Families - $180 per 50 minute weekly session
***Sliding scale spots currently full. I do not accept insurance but can provide you with a superbill* to be reimbursed by your insurance.
*What is a superbill?
A superbill is a detailed receipt you can submit to your insurance provider to seek reimbursement. You pay your therapist directly and are reimbursed by your insurance later. If you are interested in superbill reimbursement, call your insurance and confirm that they 1) accept out-of-network providers and 2) reimburse superbills. Not all insurance providers provide reimbursements from out-of-network provides. Further, sometimes insurance will only reimburse a portion of the fee so it's important to ask how much of your out-of-pocket expense will be reimbursed.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Stephanie Bain (she/her/hers)
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #126452
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC #9796
email@example.com | 1-510-545-9329
445 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, 94610
Supervised by Laura Mae Northrup, LMFT 90875
Employed by Center for Mindful Psychotherapy