Self pay rates depend on services provided. Please contact me for specific rates.
Do you take insurance?
Yes, services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
- Anthem Healthkeepers Plus
- Optima Family Care
For insurances that are not listed, I can provide you with a statement called a “superbill” which you can submit to your insurance company for out of pocket fees. You will then be reimbursed directly from your insurance company. I will file secondary or tertiary insurance companies. You may also use a “superbill” to file for any out of pocket costs not covered by your primary policy.
Please note that superbills can only be generated to accounts paid in full. If your copay/out of pocket fee from your primary insurance is not received at the time of service, a superbill cannot be generated.
Reasons to consider Private Pay or “out of pocket”
Because insurance companies only cover care that is “medically necessary”, i.e. that which has a recognized mental health diagnosis attached, insurance does not cover a full range of of concerns that people bring to therapy. People seek counseling for many reasons, ranging from depression, anxiety to concerns with identity (spirituality, LGBT issues, self acceptance) or phase of life (transition to new relationship, occupation, caring for an elderly parent). Many clients choose not to use insurance to defer the cost of counseling because they do not want their counseling to be limited by diagnoses, treatment plans, type of therapy or session limits as dictated by insurance companies. Many clients are also concerned about privacy. In order to obtain reimbursement, the insurance company has to know personal information about you and can review your records at their discretion. Your diagnosis is something that is seen by multiple people at the insurance company and can be shared with other insurance companies – life/disability/future health insurance companies and the government. Some employers can even request you release the information to them, which can have an impact on the status of your employment or, in some cases, impact your ability to advance.
I accept cash, check and all major credit cards as forms of payment. I also accept payment via PayPal.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment and have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance you will be required to pay a $60 late cancel/no show fee. .applies to circumstances that you cannot control.
What’s the next step?
Contact me to ask any questions and we will both determine if it seems like a good fit. If we both think I may be able to help I will get some identifying information from and if you want to use your insurance I will need that information as well and I will schedule a new client appointment. You can also access my client portal through this website
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!