FAQs & Fees
When Are Sessions Held?
I rarely meet with people less than once a week. The healing power of psychotherapy is most effective when practiced on a regular basis. I have found that less than once a week is not as effective for most people.
How Much Does It Cost?
The average cost ranges between $110 and $130 per session, payable at the start of each session. Ask if sliding scale is available for your specific financial situation.
How Can I Pay?
I currently take cash or checks.
No. I am an out of network provider. I'll give you a special receipt you can use to file for reimbursement with your insurance carrier.
I do not contract with any managed care networks/insurance companies. I operate on a fee-for-service model, which means that you pay for your appointment at the time of each visit.
I chose to do this based on my experience with third-party disruptions of client treatment needs and intrusions on confidentiality. I have found that the only way to guarantee complete confidentiality in the client-therapist relationship is to opt out of participation with managed care plans and insurance companies.
Do You Take Insurance?
Claiming Out-of-Network Insurance Benefits
If you choose to claim out-of-network insurance benefits for your psychotherapy treatment, I can assist you with this process as needed. You should contact your insurance company directly to determine whether you have out-of-network coverage and the amount of that benefit.
Questions to Ask Your Insurance Carrier:
What are my out-of-network benefits for outpatient psychotherapy with a Licensed Professional Counselor?
What is my deductible?
What is the reasonable and customary rate you pay?
What percentage of that fee do you pay?
What procedure does the insurance company require of out-of-network providers?
At the end of the conversation, you'll want to be able to say: "After paying a deductible of $____, the insurance company will pay ___% of $____."
With each payment that you make to me, you will receive a statement of services provided and payments made that can be submitted directly to your insurance company for out-of-network benefits.
What Can I Expect from Therapy?
You can expect to be treated with respect and compassion in a warm, validating and private environment. Your sessions are always completely confidential. Together, we will develop plans to work through challenges, find solutions and help you develop the necessary resources within yourself and the community to accomplish your goals.
How Often Do I Need to Go to Therapy?
After an evaluation period, we will discuss a schedule which works best for you. I may work with you one to three times a week, all depending upon your needs.