Fees

Fee for services will depend upon the type of service provided and the duration of the session:

  • Weekly individual therapy sessions are $225.

  • Weekly couple's therapy sessions are $300.

  • Initial intake sessions are $300.

 

A longer, initial intake session is necessary before beginning therapy in order to gather information about you and your therapy goals, conceptualize what might be contributing to any current problems as well as begin to formulate and agree upon a treatment plan for therapy going forward. Of course, discussion of therapy goals and the treatment plan will be a continuous process so as to ensure that therapy is effectively addressing your needs, but laying an initial foundation for this is critical.

 

Payments can be made via credit card through the Simple Practice electronic health record platform.  

Health Insurance

I am considered an "out-of-network" provider for most health insurance plans. If you have out-of-network coverage, a substantial portion of therapy fees may be reimbursed by your insurance carrier. To do so, fees are collected in full at the time of the therapy session and I will provide you with an invoice with all the necessary information required to then submit to your insurance provider. My fees are generally considered to be within the acceptable range for reimbursement by most insurance companies and, oftentimes, in- and out- of network coverage is similar for mental health services. In addition to reimbursement, you may also be able to use funds from a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) toward the cost of treatment.

 

I recommend that you contact your insurance provider before beginning treatment to determine your out-of-network coverage options.  The following questions may help you obtain necessary information from your insurance provider:

  • Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits/coverage?

  • What is my deductable and has it been met?

  • Do you require a referral and/or pre-authorization for services?

  • Do you reimburse for services related to my diagnosis?

  • What is the reimbursement rate for a standard session?

  • What is the reimbursement rate for couple's therapy,  group therapy or another service?

  • Do you reimburse for sessions longer than 45 minutes (CPT code 90834 for 45 min sessions)?

  • Do you reimburse for two or more sessions within the same day or week?

  • Is there a limit to the number of sessions I can have in a calendar year?

  • By when (deadline) do claims for reimbursement need to be submitted?

  • Am I covered for therapy via telemedicine/telehealth?