Individual Therapy: $150 per 50-minute session
Couples Therapy: $175 per 60-minute session
I am considered an out of network provider. What that means is that I do not accept insurance or communicate with insurance companies. Instead, you will pay for counseling at the time of your session and if you would like to seek potential reimbursement from your insurance provider I can provide you with a statement that you can submit to them.
It’s important to look at your benefits if you will be seeking reimbursement! Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be reimbursed in full or in part. However, some plans do not provide any reimbursement so it is important to contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
I recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- 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 cover teletherapy sessions?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- 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?
Why don’t you take insurance?
You should be able to grow and change in a safe environment. At the core, counseling can be a vulnerable experience. That’s why I fiercely protect my client’s confidentiality and goals for growth.
Here are three reasons why I don’t take insurance:
#1 It’s Not Confidential
Insurance companies require therapists to use an Electronic Medical Records system if we take insurance or if you plan to submit to insurance. In past years, it was recorded that over 24,000 HIPAA violations were reported in only one year. When we disclose information to a 3rd-party insurance or technology company, there is increased risk to your information being out there. As well, if you eventually need a federal background check, want to be a pilot, or a variety of other reasons, a diagnosis can be disclosed through your insurance company. We want you to have the most confidential counseling.
#2 You Have to Be Diagnosed
In order to have insurance cover counseling therapists have to diagnose you. For example, if a couple comes in for counseling, for it to be covered, one person has to have a label. Similar to reason #1 we don’t think you should have to have a mental health diagnosis on your permanent medical record. To us, everyone should have access to counseling. We could all use a little help! I want you to be able to get help without having a diagnosis!
#3 They Decide Your Treatment
Insurance companies decide treatment. They determine the number of sessions and the frequency. I believe this should be you and your therapist’s choice. Sometimes you need shorter sessions or longer ones. Maybe you need them 2x per week or once a month. When an insurance company is involved, they decide payment. My clients who choose not to use their insurance can enjoy the freedom to choose what is best along with the therapist. I want you to get the best quality of counseling treatment.
I accept all major credit and debit cards as forms of payment.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!
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