Rates & Insurance
$150 for 50-minute individual session
Sliding scale and reduced fee options:
Sliding scale spots are currently FULL.
Please note our policy for court-related matters or paperwork: I understand that I will not involve or engage my therapist in any legal issues or litigation in which I am a party to at any time either during my counseling or after counseling terminates. This would include any interaction with the Court system, attorneys, Guardian ad Litems, psychological evaluators, alcohol and drug evaluators, or any other contact with the legal system. In the event that I wish to have a copy of my file, and I execute a proper release, my therapist will provide me with a copy of my record, and I will be responsible for charges in producing that record. If I believe it necessary to subpoena my/my child’s therapist to testify at a deposition or a hearing, I would be responsible for her expert witness fees in the amount of $2,000.00 for one-half (1/2) day to be paid five (5) days in advance of any court appearance or deposition. Any additional time that my therapist spends over one-half (1/2) day would be billed at the rate of $400.00 per hour including travel time. I understand that I will also be billed for the maximum amount for paperwork and must provide the office with two weeks notice of required paperwork. I understand that if I subpoena my therapist, he or she may elect not to speak with my attorney, and a subpoena may result in my therapist withdrawing as my counselor.
Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
- 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 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?
I accept cash, check, HSA and all major credit cards as forms of payment.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. It is recommended that you setup appointment reminders to help you remember, and I offer this as a courtesy. Technology isn’t perfect, so you are ultimately responsible for remembering your appointment time regardless of if you received the reminder text/email or not.
If you late cancel your session (within 24 hours), you will be charged the late cancellation fee of $50. If you completely miss a session, you may be charged for the full rate of the session ($150 or the contracted rate of your insurance). Please call and leave a voicemail and/or email/text so there is proof of your attempt to contact. Three late cancellations or two no-shows in a year results in you being referred to another provider. I understand emergencies arise, and those circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case situation.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!
Please understand that you are responsible for verifying insurance coverage/benefits before starting counseling and are responsible for providing this to your counselor (and any subsequent changes). This includes copay, co-insurance, deductibles, and session limits. You are responsible for any amount that insurance does not pay up to the session fee (this varies based on the insurance contract).
Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a ‘Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
As counselors/therapists engage in fee-for-service billing, you will know the cost of sessions. The length/duration of counseling depends on various factors, so it is hard to estimate the number of sessions needed. In 2019, a client may have been maintaining on monthly sessions or paused sessions, but in 2020 after the pandemic, they decided to resume more frequently sessions. Ultimately that is up to you the number of sessions. If you are in crisis, we will discuss what is best for you and assess protective and risk factors. There have been times I have suggested going back to weekly sessions if there’s been a crisis or suicidal ideation, etc. We will discuss this though and what’s best for you, so it’s never surprise billing. This law was written for other providers that do not readily disclose costs, or when an ER trip or surgical procedure results in unexpected charges/bills. The only time there may be unexpected charges is in the event that your insurance company does not cover costs. This has happened before if someone has two policies, and I accept one plan (such as BCBS) but not the other (Medicaid/Medicare), and the insurance company deems that the out-of-network plan is the primary plan and does not cover the cost of psychotherapy sessions. Or in the case where a child is covered under two insurance plans. This is why I urge everyone to verify their insurance coverage before starting counseling, as you will be responsible if your insurance does not pay. My costs per session are provided above and within your intake paperwork.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is a least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises..