My fee for each 50 minute session is $110.00. I also charge for phone calls over 10 minutes ($25 for the first 15 minutes, $50 for up to 30 minutes, etc.) There also may be some cost involved if you need a letter, copy of records, etc., or if you request that I consult with another professional.
Cash, checks, and all major credit cards are accepted for payment.
I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna. Please check with your provider to make sure that you are covered for mental health services, and if you will need a referral from a physician. If you are covered, you will pay me the specialist co-pay listed on your insurance card, and then I file the claim with BCBS or Aetna. Please bring your insurance card with you to your first session.
If you are on a PPO for another managed care company, such as United Health, Cigna, or Humana you might be eligible to receive a reimbursement after you have paid my full fee up front. I will give you a superbill that you send to your healthcare provider. They will then send you a partial reimbursement, typically 50-80% of the total cost.
Insuranc e and Confidentiality
Many clients want to use their insurance for therapy. Obviously, this can save you some out of pocket money, but there are other concerns to keep in mind. If I file insurance claims, I must provide, at the minimum, a mental health diagnosis on you, your spouse, or your child. The health insurer may decide at any time that they want further information, and much of this is private, personal information. Your confidentiality may be compromised. So many of my clients decide that they would prefer to pay my full fee, so that I may retain full confidential access of their case and their files.
I have a few sliding scale slots for clients with financial difficulties; however, these are limited and not always available.
I make a big effort to provide convenient appointment times for my clients. A missed apointment means no one gets to use that time. If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, you will be required to pay $35 for your missed appointment. Please keep other's time in mind, and call 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
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