I understand that therapy is a financial commitment.
Therapy can also help you to experience growth and healing in order to change the course of your life.
$150 for initial 75-minute intake session
$125 for each standard 55-minute follow-up session
$180 for each 90-minute extended EMDR session
Advantages to Private Pay
There are several advantages to paying privately for therapy sessions and avoiding insurance services:
+ Confidentiality! Your information can be requested by your insurance company. By paying privately for therapy sessions, your insurance company is not involved in your mental health care and has no access to your personal business.
+ Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis from the very first session. Sometimes I need to spend time with you and learn about the issues you are experiencing prior to determining a diagnosis. Some of the issues you may be experiencing may not be covered by your insurance as well. Denial of benefits can be so aggravating!
+ Insurance companies will often determine the length of your sessions and the course of your treatment. It can be frustrating when someone else is calling the shots in regard to your care.
I accept all major credit cards as forms of payment. I also accept payment directly on my site via this page. I can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company (a “superbill”) if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, healthcare 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. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, 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, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.
If you choose to use insurance services, I am currently accepting clients with Aetna, AvMed, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oscar Health, Optum, and Oxford insurance plans. Insurance sessions are limited to the standard 55 minutes. I am NOT able to accept Medicaid and Medicare insurance at this time.
Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please 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?
- 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? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?.
Your scheduled session time is reserved just for you. Should a scheduling issue arise, please remember to cancel or reschedule at least 24 hours in advance. An attempt to reschedule during the same week may be considered based on availability. If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session you have booked. If you are using insurance services, please note that the cancellation fee is not available for reimbursement by your insurance company.
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!