Rates & Insurance
This is an area which often causes stress. There’s no way around that completely, but I do what I can to make therapy affordable and accessible.
Fee: My fee is $200. for a 50+ minute session, a fairly standard rate for the level of professional service I provide. Currently, I take checks or cash (no credit cards). Payment is expected at the time of service, ie. after each session.
Insurance: Currently, I participate with Aetna and Cigna. 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 only need to 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. 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 $75. cancellation fee; however I will waive the cancellation fee, if you are willing to come, or schedule a phone session, at offered times, the same week.