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Barbara Griswold


Barbara Griswold, M.S., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance – And Whether You Should, just released in its 7th edition. She has over 28 years of experience as a provider for more than 20 insurance networks. In addition to her private practice in San Jose, California, she provides consultations (in-person, or via phone or email) to therapists nationwide with insurance questions and problems, and has presented to over 50 therapist groups on the ins and outs of working with insurance. She has been interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and her articles have appeared in Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines. Her latest mission is to educate therapists on “What Should be In Your Client Charts — But Probably Isn’t; Writing Great Progress Notes and Treatment Plans,” the subject of her latest webinar. Barbara publishes a free monthly e-newsletter called “What Every Therapist Should Know About Insurance,” Barbara previously served as Orals Examiner for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and on the Board of Directors and Ethics Committee for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.