While I do not participate on any insurance panels as an in-network provider, I do provide a detailed statement at the end of each month that can be submitted to your insurance carrier. If you have out-of-network coverage for mental health, licensed psychologists are usually covered after you have met your deductible. Your insurance company can provide you with the specific details of your coverage. In addition to the rate of reimbursement, you may want to ask about your deductible, whether pre-authorization is needed, and whether there is limit to the number of sessions reimbursed.
If you have no out-of-network coverage (self-pay), I may be able to provide services for less than the full fee. I also offer a lower fee for full-time students who are not insured out-of-network. For a limited number of clients who are facing financial hardship, I consider reducing the fee. Each situation is evaluated individually, and we discuss this in the first session.
Currently, my fee for individual therapy is $200 for a 45-minute session. For the initial consultation, which lasts 60 minutes, the fee is $250 and includes review of any reports you may provide. Payment is expected at the time of service. Cash, check or credit card may be used.
I will personally return all calls within 24 hours. Email is available to address scheduling matters if you prefer.
During the first session, we will discuss what has led you to seek help at this time. We will explore what you hope to gain from therapy and how I might facilitate that process. Most importantly, we will determine if you are comfortable working with me, and if I think that I am the right therapist to help you. Should we decide to proceed, we will find a time to meet weekly.