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Rates & Insurance

This is an area which often causes stress. There is no way around that completely, but I do what I can to make therapy accessible. 


Fee: My fee is $250. for a 50+ minute session, a fairly standard rate for the level of professional service I provide. Payment is expected at the time of service, i.e., after each session.

Insurance: Currently, I participate with Cigna and some Aetna plans. If you use either of these insurance providers, please contact them prior to your first session to confirm your coverage, copay, deductible, balance owed on your deductible, and the number of sessions covered annually. If you have an unmet deductible, we will need to agree on your fee per session until your deductible is fully met. If your coverage is active, and the terms of your insurance have been met, then you need only pay your copay at each session.


Out-of-Network Benefits:  Most insurance plans offer out-of-network benefits, meaning they will partially reimburse you for fees paid for therapy, if you submit a receipt. I can provide this receipt after payment. It would be up to you to call your insurance company to: 1) check your out-of-network benefits, 2) ask me for a receipt for paid sessions, and 3) submit the receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.   


Sliding Scale: If you truly cannot afford my standard fee, please let me know. I offer a sliding scale (ie. reduced rate) if needed.


Cancellation Policy: I require 24 hours notice for cancellation of a session, regardless of the reason for cancelling. (Less than 24 hours notice generally does not allow enough time for someone else to take that time slot.) If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged a $125 cancellation fee. I will waive the cancellation fee, when possible, if I have time to offer an alternative session the same week. 

Brook with Flowers - Dr. Robin Wachs, Clinical Psychologist, Therapist, Stamford, CT
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
— Alice Walker
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