Investing in your growth

Entering into therapy is definitely an investment in both time and money.  Making sure that you can afford and sustain the weekly cost is an important factor in therapy.

Below I have included all the need to know information to help you make an informed decision when choosing a therapist.

 

what is your fee?

  • $125 for a 45-50 minute individual psychotherapy session
  • $150 for a 45-50 minute conjoint (couples/family) psychotherapy session.
  • $150 for a 60 minute EMDR session
  • $225 for a 90 minute EMDR session

(Extended session will be prorated and charged based on prices listed above)

do you take insurance?

I am in In-Network provider for Cigna.

I am not an In-Network provider for all other insurance carriers and I do not accept insurance directly.  Therefore, you would pay my agreed upon fee directly to me for every session.

However, I am considered an Out-of-Network provider and if you have PPO Insurance with Out-of-Network Mental/Behavioral Health benefits, I can provide help you provide proof of payment to your insurance company so that you may be reimbursed.  This can be done one of two ways.  The first option is I can provide you with what is called a ‘Superbill’ which is like a statement that you then provide directly to your insurance provider and the second option is what is called ‘Courtesy Billing’ where I would electronically file the claim on your behalf.  For both of these options the insurance company would then reimburse you directly, as I would have already received payment for services rendered.  Understanding your insurance benefits can be confusing but is important in helping you navigate the cost of therapy.  To help navigate the process I have included in the below section some general questions to ask your insurance company when checking your benefits.

Additionally, I do offer a limited number of sliding scale spots for clients who require a reduced rate.  If financial difficulties or other special circumstances make it difficult to afford my current rates, please feel free to contact me to check if any sliding spots are available.  Also, even if I do not have do not have sliding scale spots available, I would be happy to provide you with referrals to therapists in the area that would be able to meet your unique needs.

What should I ask my insurance company to see if they cover services?

To check your Behaviors Health or Mental Health benefits you should contact your Insurance provider and speak with a member services representative to ask the following questions?

  • Do I have out-of-network PPO outpatient mental/behavioral health benefits?
  • Do I have to meet my deductible before they will reimburse me for sessions? 
  • What is my deductible and how much has been meet this year? 
  • What is my reimbursement rate? Or what will I be reimbursed per session? Or what is my out-of-network coinsurance rate for outpatient mental/behavioral health visits?
  • Do I need a referral from an in-network provider or a primary care physician to see someone out-of-network?
  • Do I have a fixed number or unlimited number of sessions? 
  • How do I submit claims for out-of-network reimbursement?
  • Are virtual outpatient mental health visits (telehealth, teletherapy, video, virtual or phone visits) covered by my plan?
  • Do I need pre-approval for a longer/extended (60 minute session)?
  • What is the allowed amount for outpatient psychotherapy under my plan?
  • How do I submit claims for out-of-network reimbursement?

What type of payments do you accept?

I currently accept Cash, Check, and all major Credit Cards (AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER CARD).

Additionally, I can take payment through HSA/FSA accounts directly or provide you with a statement that can be submitted for reimbursement.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

It is standard practice in therapy that a session must be cancel or reschedule at least 24 hours in advance. This is necessary because a time slot is held exclusively for you and therefore the full session fee will be charged if a session is not canceled or re-scheduled with enough notice.

It is also important to note that insurance companies will not reimburse you for a missed session.  Therefore any claim submitted to your insurance company would be rejected and you would be held liable for the full session fee.