The customary fee is based on the length of session, and unit of treatment. Sessions are typically 50 minutes in length at a fee of $190.00. For longer sessions, fees are set according to the additional time needed and are communicated prior to the session.
Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health 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 expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a 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 or call (800) 985-3059.
Depending on your current health insurance provider, it is possible for services to be covered in part. I am an out-of-network service provider for PPO insurance plans. Clients pay in full each session, and then I provide statements that you submit for reimbursement based on your mental health coverage. Although I do not bill insurance companies directly, I am more than happy to assist you should you have any questions about the process. Reimbursement rates and insurance deductibles vary so be sure to check with your insurance carrier to verify how your plan compensates for psychotherapy services. I do work with private pay clients if you do not have, or do not wish to use insurance.
The following questions maybe helpful to ask your insurance provider to ensure you fully understand your benefit.
- 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?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician for services to be covered?
Payment is due at the time of service. I accept cash, check, HSA cards and credit cards as forms of payment.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.