The forms of payment accepted are cash, check, and credit cards.
My fees are as follows:
60 minutes: $130.00
90 minutes: $180.00
Reduced rates are available on a limited basis and are based on income.
Benefits of Fee-for-Service
Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis from the DSM-V (Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Mental Health Disorders) in order for therapy services to be paid by them. This diagnosis becomes part of your permanent health record, and at times individuals have been denied life insurance and other benefits due to a mental health diagnosis. Based on the diagnosis, the insurance company may determine the length of treatment for you. Since each client and their reason for seeking therapy are unique, it is difficult to determine the length of treatment at the onset of therapy. It is possible the insurance company could stop payment for therapy services when a client is still in need of them.
I choose to be a fee-for-service provider and do not accept insurance. As a fee-for-service provider I do not have to give you a mental health diagnosis. You and I determine the length of treatment, not your insurance company, and this includes creating a treatment plan based on your needs, not a plan based on the statistical research of the average client. The insurance companies will also not have access to any of your private health records unless you choose to release the records. This assures that everything discussed in your therapy is confidential, and it also assures that you are not denied any other benefits or services due to an existing mental health diagnosis.
Services may be reimbursed by insurance companies as out-of-network benefits, health savings account (HSA), or flexible spending account (FSA). To inquire about these benefits, please contact your insurance provider. If you wish to use your out-of-network insurance benefits, I will provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company.
Please be aware that some insurance companies do not cover couples or family therapy.
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, or you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance that you will not be able to attend your appointment, you will be charged a $65.00 fee.