Fees and Policies

Fees and Policies

Initial Consultation:

It’s free!  Let’s find out if we are a good fit! Please call or email me to schedule a time to talk on the phone.

Cost of therapy:

My fees range from $180-220 for 50-minute sessions.
Associate fees range from $120-$160 for 50-minute sessions.
Longer sessions are available upon request and are prorated depending on the rate established between you and your clinician.

Returning Clients:

I maintain my commitment to serving you to the best of my ability, even as my fee has increased. If you have a pre-existing therapeutic relationship with me, please feel free to contact me to discuss what arrangements might be made given your present circumstances. Whenever possible, I will try to make something work.

Cancellation Policy:

I require a minimum of 24 hours notice if you need to cancel for any reason. My full fee will be charged if you miss an appointment without the required 24-hour notice.

Payments:

Payments are made to me at the beginning of each session. Accepted payment methods are cash, checks or major credit cards (M/C, Visa, Apple Pay and American Express).

Insurance:

Therapy can be a costly investment in one’s mental health and I know how this unexpected and unplanned cost can prevent people from seeking the help that they need. However, insurance coverage comes at a high price.

One loses all rights to confidentiality once an insurance company begins to pay for therapy. And if the insurance is provided from an employer, that employer also has the right to information about our work together.

All of this information may go into your permanent medical record. It is my belief that our work will be most successful without the potential infringement on your confidentiality and for this reason, I do not accept insurance.

If you are comfortable with your employer knowing that you are seeking therapy, I can provide you with an invoice for services that you have paid for, as some employers allow for reimbursement of medical costs or for them to be paid for with pre-tax dollars. If you do decide to utilize your insurance for reimbursement with an out of network provider I can also provide you with an invoice for services paid for.

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.