So that I can offer patients the most clinically effective care that does not limit treatment and will not breach patient confidentiality, I chose to discontinue my participation on insurance panels.
What are my mental health benefits and do they include out-of-network coverage?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session so I know what my reimbursement will be?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
Is approval required from my primary care physician to see an out-of-network provider?
How do I submit claims and how long will it take for me to be reimbursed?
When preparing Superbill receipts for insurance companies, please also be aware that clinicians are required to provide those companies with a formal psychiatric diagnosis, even if you are not struggling with mental illness or your symptoms are temporary. Diagnoses are technical terms that describe the nature of psychiatric issues and whether they are short-term or long-term problems. All diagnoses come from a book entitled the DSM-IV. Please see the document “What You Should Know About Managed Care and Your Treatment” if you would like to be aware of how your PHI (personal health information) is used when you use your health insurance to pay for psychotherapy and other behavioral health care services.
Rates & Affordable Options
Rates for individual psychotherapy and clinical consultation vary according to the type of service and duration.
My fees for phone or office sessions range from $95 - $220 and payment is made at the time of service by cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). You can also pay with Square Wallet.
Rates for group therapy or trainings are determined by the treatment approach, the materials needed, the frequency, and the duration of the program.
You may be able to deduct the cost of my clinical services from your taxes. Please speak with your tax advisor or accountant to see if some of my services will qualify as a tax-deductible business or medical expense.
I offer discounted rates for advance payment of multiple sessions or temporary sliding scale fees for patients already in my care for six months in certain cases of financial/situational hardship (e.g., recent job loss, single parent family).
I also provide a free phone consultation prior to the Initial Office Visit to insure that I am the appropriate therapist for you and your unique situation.
Many people can be overwhelmed by the process of getting help at such a challenging time.
I understand this and I want to do what I can to help.
If either of us feel that I am not the right therapist for you or your loved one,
I will do my best to give you a list of appropriate referrals or suggestions within 48 hours of our conversation.
Patient attends a makeup session within 6 days of missed session (if an appointment is available).
I want to do what I can to guide you or your loved one towards a happier, healthier life. If you have questions about the benefits or process of therapy, you may find the answers you seek on my Questions page.