An Investment in Your Well-Being
For many of you, psychotherapy will be one of the best investments you will ever make in your long-term life satisfaction.
Your investment is one of time and dedication, but also a financial one, and is one that can significantly return that investment to you in all areas of your life; everything from your physical health to improved relationships with others, along with greater overall well-being.
My practice is a good fit for those who resonate with these values.
If you’re concerned about your privacy, there are some benefits to not using insurance. Your privacy is maintained since I don’t have to disclose your mental health diagnosis, or even assign you one, and I don’t have to disclose your treatment plan or session notes to the insurance company.
- 20-minute initial phone consultation: Free
- 55-minute therapy session: $300 investment
Payment methods accepted: Zelle, debit, all major credit cards, Health Savings Account (HSA).
If your insurance covers ‘out-of-network providers’ (typically PPO insurance plans) you’ll pay at the time of your session and your insurance company may reimburse you for part of my fee. I’m happy to provide you with a reimbursement invoice (in the form of a superbill) that your insurance company will need to process your claim so that you may access your out-of-network benefits.
If you are interested in this option, I suggest you call your insurance company first to determine whether out-of-network therapy sessions are reimbursed. Here are some questions to ask when you call:
- Do I have out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health services delivered through telehealth?
- What percentage of my bill will be reimbursed for services from an out-of-network provider?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How do I get reimbursed?
I’m in-network for most insurances administered through Optum and Aetna. Please check with your insurance company prior to booking your first session to ensure services are covered. Some questions you may want to ask to help determine in-network benefits are:
● Does my insurance plan include mental health benefits?
● Do I need prior authorization from my primary care provider (PCP) for services to be covered?
● How many sessions per calendar year does my plan allow?
● Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it this year?
Note: You will be asked for credit card information to book your first session. Kindly give 24 hours’ notice if you need to cancel or reschedule, as this time will be reserved just for you. Otherwise, you will be required to pay the full cost for the missed appointment, including the first appointment. Late cancellation fees and missed appointment fees are not covered by insurance companies.
Good Faith Estimates of Total Costs:
If you are paying privately or using ‘Out of Network’ benefits for your therapy, I will provide you with a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your care will cost. Under the federal “No Surprises Act,” 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 services and you will be provided with a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your first appointment. 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.