|Monday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
Fees & Payments
I know therapy is expensive. You can look here to see average therapy rates in your zip code. https://www.fairhealthconsumer.org/ (The code for one hour of individual psychotherapy is 90837, for client plus a family member is 90847, Group Psychotherapy 90853. You will see that our rates are significantly under the local market average.
Therapy is an investment in yourself. Multiple aspects of your life can improve from counseling services, such as self-esteem, level of happiness, mental and emotional health, and improved relationships. We practice short-term, solution-focused therapy, and most people see the changes they are looking for in 4-10 sessions. Longer-term therapy is also available for clients who are interested.
Licensed Therapist $150 per 50 minute session
Licensed Therapist $250 per 90 minute session
Couples & Family Therapy
Licensed Therapist $200 per 50 minute session
Licensed Therapist $80 per 50 minute session
We offer phone and secure video sessions to make accessing therapy more convenient.
We offer a free phone consultation if you would like to see if we are a good fit for each other and learn about the benefits of therapy.
If you have a PPO Insurance, we will ask you to pay relevant co-pay and deductible amounts and we will bill your insurance provider for the remainder. for reimbursement from your insurance company.
Payment is made by the client at the time of session, and if you choose, insurance will then reimburse you a percentage of the session cost. Insurance providers typically reimburse 50-80% of session costs. Insurance plan coverage varies widely, so please check with your provider via phone or online for specific coverage and rates of reimbursement.
If you choose to seek reimbursement, you can do this with a "superbill" that lists your diagnosis and other necessary information. Typically, out-of-network providers will give you a "superbill" for you to submit yourself. You may also consider services such as IVY PAY (we would send you an invite to the IVYPay system) which handles all superbill reimbursement for a minimal service charge.
Many of our clients prefer a personalized higher level of service than is not dictated by the tight restraints of in-network managed care. You control your confidentiality and whether your information is released to your insurance. Insurance providers require a diagnosis for payment and keep records of treatment, which may not be beneficial to some of our clients based on their profession or other factors.
IS IT A LIFE TRANSITION or MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS?
One reason that some clients have for declining the use of insurance is that insurance companies generally only cover services defined as a medical necessity. In other words, your clinician must diagnose a mental illness in order to have you qualify for insurance coverage.
Many clients are simply going through a life transition or a temporary crisis and do not have a specfic mental health disorder. If you are seeking treatment for a situation, or a personal problem that is not a diagnosable disorder, like OCD or a BiPolar Disorder, you may have trouble gaining insurance reimbursement for your sessions.
Many people come to therapy to repair their relationships, to recover from a traumatic experience or to simply improve their lives. In many of these situations, finding an accurate medical diagnosis is not applicable.
IS IT COMPLETE OR LIMITED CONFIDENTIALITY?
Another reason that some clients are hesitant to utilize medical insurance for psychotherapy is due to the fact that any documented health treatment filed through their insurance is required to be recorded on their permanent medical record.
In addition to treatment being permanently filed, health insurance companies have access to the type of treatment that clients receive and what their progress has been. Any details and private information that your therapist has, your insurance company would have. If an insurance company audits your records, they could have access to details about what happened during each of your therapy sessions and other private details that you might normally prefer to keep confidential. Using health insurance to receive mental health care opens your personal information to various individuals who have access to your account at your insurance company.
COULD IT PREVENT FUTURE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH?
Additionally, when such a mental health diagnosis is filed on your record, it is considered a pre-existing condition. In the future,(depending on updates to insurance laws) this could potentially increase the costs of your insurance or prevent you from getting coverage altogether. When thinking about your mental health care in the long-term, this is a major factor that should be taken into consideration.
Payments are accepted by cash, check or major credit card and are due when services are rendered.
We are slowly phasing out our previous IN NETWORK relationships with insurance providers.
Having said this, we understand that each individual's budget needs are different. We are happy to discuss your needs and our insurance concerns further. Our office is also happy to provide a superbill that you can send into your provider for reimbursement. This amount varies by plan and we encourage you to call your member services and ask what your "out of network mental health benefits" are.
We're here to help answer any further questions about fees or insurance.
Clients are requested to make co-payments to the therapist at the time of service. We do provide OUT OF NETWORK psychotherapy services.
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 benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met? Does it apply to out-of-network providers?
- How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
- What is the coverage amount per out-of-network therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician for an out-of-network provider?
In general, if we are not IN NETWORK with your insurance carrier, you, the client, are requested to make payments to the therapist in advance of receiving reimbursement from your insurance carrier.
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 48 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Therapy works best when appointments are regular and consistent, so we keep your time-slot on our calendar free for you each week, and don’t schedule anyone else. We all have real lives outside of the therapy office, so we do try to be flexible as much as possible when changes are necessary.
Cancellations less than 48 hours in advance will incur the full fee, unless we are able to reschedule in the same week.
Phone and video sessions are also available when it is difficult for you to come into the office.
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Questions? Please contact me for further information.