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$175 Intake (First) session (60 minutes)
$125 Individual sessions (45 minutes)
$150 Couple/Family sessions (60 minutes)
$80 Individual sessions (30 minutes)
$40 Individual update sessions (15 minute check-in session)
$220 Individual session (1.5 hours)
$105 Couples/family session (30 minute session)
$65 Couples/family session (15 minute check-in session)
$250 Couples session (1.5 hours)
I accept debit, credit, and flexible spending card payments. Payment is required at time of scheduling.
I ask for the courtesy of as much notice as possible. This helps me and helps others who could use the time slot. The full hourly rate will be charged unless more than 48 hours notice is given.
Q: Can I use my insurance?
A: I am an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies. This means that I do not work directly with your insurance company. You may still be able to be reimbursed for some of your expenses based on your insurance policy’s out of network benefits. You may contact your insurance carrier to inquire about the specifics of your out-of-network benefits.
As an out-of-network provider, I require payment in full either prior to or at the time services are rendered. Some clients who seek reimbursement based on their out-of-network benefits have found it helpful to use a third party service (such as getbetter.co or Reimbursify) to process this reimbursement for them. I am not affiliated with either of these companies, but you may contact them directly to learn more.
Please note: If you opt to use your out-of-network benefits, a mental health diagnosis is typically required to meet medical necessity criteria prior to reimbursement. (See below for more information on this.)
Q: Why don't you take insurance as an in-network provider?
A: There are many reasons I do not opt to be an in-network provider. Here are a few of the ones I consider most important:
In-network providers make many concessions in their contractual agreements with insurance companies. Some of these concessions include significant limitations on privacy within the therapeutic relationship, significantly reduced reimbursement rates, and the inability to structure sessions and treatment in a way that best serves your needs.
By being in an out-of-network provider, I am able to maintain more control over the privacy of your information. Additionally, we are able to specifically tailor your treatment and sessions to your specific needs. Some examples of this include offering extended initial sessions to ensure I have all relevant information at the outset of services, providing extended sessions that facilitate the process of couples therapy and often accelerate relationship progress, offering shortened sessions in the event that you do not need the entire 45 minutes or hour.
When billing insurance, all claims submitted are required to meet “medical necessity criteria” in order to be paid. Therefore, a mental health diagnosis has to be provided for each session and has to be “severe enough” to indicate a medical need for treatment. Many of the clients I serve are seeking therapy for insight, personal growth, and struggles that are shared by nearly all of us as human beings. Often, my clients do not meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis that would meet medical necessity criteria, and I have concerns about providing a diagnosis which could be used or misconstrued in the future.
Insurance companies govern whether or not they will reimburse for telehealth. I plan to continue to provide telehealth indefinitely.
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!