Fees for Therapy

Fees for the initial 90-minute intake interview is $300. Fees for individual sessions range from $150 (45-minutes) to $175 (60-minutes). The length and frequency of sessions are based on symptom severity and the goals from therapy. All therapy is currently conducted virtually (via a secure video conferencing platform) until further notice. Please read the section labeled Therapy During COVID-19 for further details. 

Consultation visits up to 30 minutes are complimentary. 

If you are using Medicare to pay for therapy, please know that Medicare does not pay for telephone sessions, and any sessions over 10 minutes will be directly billed to you at the prorated hourly rate. 

 

Payment 

 

Payment via check, or credit card is expected at the time of service. 

 

Insurance

I accept Medicare; if you have supplemental insurance in addition to Medicare, your insurance covers the entire cost of therapy. You may have a deductible in the beginning of the year, for which you are financially responsible. Should Medicare deny your claim for any reason, you will be responsible for the fee in full.  

I do not accept any other insurance directly and you will not be able to use insurance if you have an HMO.  If you have a PPO insurance plan, I would be considered an out-of-network provider.  PPO plans typically reimburse around 70-80% for out-of-network providers. If you are interested in using your PPO insurance, please call them and ask about their policy on out-of-network behavioral health care. You will want to know the amount of your deductible and what percentage of behavioral health services they will reimburse you. Should you choose me as your treatment provider, you will be required to pay for your session in full at the time of service. I can provide you with a monthly statement that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. I can also submit a reimbursement claim to your insurance company on your behalf. 

 

Cancellation Policy

 

Your time is reserved specially for you. I require notifications for canceled sessions 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. If you have not notified me in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. Please note that insurance generally does not pay for canceled sessions. 

 

 

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