$120 per 50-minute individual session / $145 per 50-minute couple or family session
Initial session is typically 1 hour, with subsequent sessions lasting 45-50 minutes.
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. I am currently paneled with Blue Cross Blue Shield, CBHA-MedCost (CHS Employee Plan), and Aetna, and can also provide the necessary invoice and documentation as an out-of-network provider that you can file with your individual insurance plan.
Prior to your first appointment, I request that you please check your coverage carefully in oder to avoid any obstacles in receiving the help that you are looking for.
Some questions to ask your carrier can include:
- 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?
Sliding scale services are available on a limited basis.
Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Questions? Please contact me for further information.
Advantages of Paying Privately:
Why should I choose to pay for therapy myself?
There are both advantages and drawbacks of out-of-pocket payment and to using private insurance. Obviously, the biggest drawback of out-of-pocket pay is that it is an immediate out-of-pocket pay is that it is an immediate out-of-pocket expense. However, there are advantages of private pay that may make the expense worth considering.
Services without Hindrances, Pressure or Stigma:
Most insurance providers require a mental health diagnosis in order for therapy to be covered. When clients pay out-of-pocket, there is no requirement of a mental health diagnosis for treatment. Also, your session may be tax deductible.
Confidentiality and Privacy:
Clients who pay out of pocket are guaranteed that the only people who know any of the details of therapy are themselves and their therapist. Aside from normal limits to confidentiality, therapy is completely confidential, without any third party being privy to information exchanged in session.
Having More of a Say In Finding the Right Therapist:
Having a choice is an important factor when it comes to finding someone you trust with your personal concerns. You may for instance prefer seeing someone who was personally recommended to you. When you use your insurance plan, your options are usually limited to therapists within your insurance provider's network.