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Rates and Insurance for Therapy Services

Rates

  • $165 per individual 55-60 minute session

  • $245 per individual 80-90 minute session

   

Rates are pro-rated for longer sessions.  I have a very limited amount of sliding scale slots reserved for individuals who are unable to afford my full fee;  please don't hesitate to inquire if this is something you are interested in and to check current availability of those slots.

Free Initial Consultation

I offer a free initial consultation to see if we’re a good fit for therapy. This is a phone call or video call  that I don't put a hard time limit on, however it typically  lasts 15-25 minutes. I ask you to tell me a little about what’s bringing you therapy, I will share how I work and what I can offer, and we’ll decide whether we want to go forward.

Payment

Payment is due on the day of your session. I accept all major credit and debit cards as forms of payment. I request clients keep a card on file, which will be billed on the day of your session. If you want to pay by a different method, you can discuss with me and I will let you know if I can accommodate.

Insurance

I do not take any forms of insurance at this time.  Although I do not bill insurance, you may be able to get insurance reimbursement. This depends on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan. Services may be covered in full or in part. it is up to you to contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.

I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:

  • Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?

  • Am I covered for seeing an out-of-network mental health provider?

  • Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?

  • Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have/it will reimburse? If so, what is the limit?

  • Do I need written approval from my primary care physician or other medical provider  in order for services to be covered?

 

Good Faith Estimate (for Out-of-Network Care)

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical 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 bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate at least 1 business day before your next psychotherapy appointment or other service. I will deliver your Good Faith Estimate electronically using my Client Portal. You can also ask me, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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 or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 368-1019.