I offer 50-minute and 75-minute sessions. Please contact me for a free phone consultation and to discuss my fees.
A “Good Faith Estimate” is made available to all new clients at the onset of treatment. (Read below for more details.)
I am considered an “out of network” provider,* and PPO plans tend to reimburse some portion of out-of-network services — HMO plans do not.
If you are interested in receiving reimbursement, call your insurance company and ask the following questions:
- Does my plan cover out-of-network providers of mental health services?
- If so, what amount or percentage of the fees are covered?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, how much is it?
- Is there a limit to the number of sessions that may be covered?
- Is pre-authorization required?
- What information do they require for reimbursement?
Payment: Sessions are paid at the time of service. Payments may be made by cash, check, credit card or SquareCash.
Sessions cancelled less than 48-hours before the scheduled time and not rescheduled in the same calendar week, will be billed for.
Flex Spending/Health Savings Accounts
Psychotherapy is also covered under most Health Savings/Credit Accounts (aka. HSA or FSA). Contact your employer/HR department for details.
*You might wonder why I, and many other therapists, are not on insurance panels. This is a complex issue and I encourage you to read this short article all about it.
More on the Cost of Therapy
Commitment + Discipline + Vulnerability = Achieving Your Goals
Psychotherapy is most effective when you dedicate consistent time and effort to your healing process. When you commit to regular weekly sessions, you will see positive changes in your life. It takes effort and patience to change parts of your core self which may have been suffering for many years. Healing the mind and heart is not a linear process.
The amount of time needed for effective therapy is based upon your goals and the work you put in to your healing process. It’s important for us to work together to create a plan for your goals. We will check in and keep track of your progress together.
The length of the session is also based on the type of therapy you receive: individual vs. couples work; talk therapy, hypnotherapy or EMDR therapy. (*75-minute sessions are preferred for couples, hypnotherapy and EMDR sessions.)
Results: As mentioned above, the effectiveness of therapy is different for everyone. Some of the take-aways you can expect from our work together are:
- Simple tools to help you reduce stress, anxiety, anger & depression
- Effective skills to communicate in your relationships
- Insight into your old patterns of being, thinking and doing
- Unpacking, reframing and letting go of old stories
- The ability to create new boundaries in your relationships
- Resolving and healing traumatic memories and experiences
Good Faith Estimates & The No Surprises Act
As of January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act went into effect. The No Surprises Act was designed to protect consumers from receiving unexpected medical bills.
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.
- 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 health care 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 at 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