I provide complimentary 30 minute initial phone or in person consultations if requested. This provides you to relate some of your reasons for pursuing therapy as well as answering any questions you may have about working with me.
My current rate for therapy is $140 for a 55 minute session. I accept all major credit cards, personal checks, and cash. Payment is due at the end of each session.
I do not accept insurance. I cannot accept clients with medicaid due to mental health laws. I do third party payers such as victims compensation on occasion.
Many of my clients pay for services through Health Savings Accounts, Flex Spending Accounts, or other employer programs which do not require a diagnosis or limit services in any way, and can provide tax breaks on services
It may be possible for you to pursue out-of-network coverage with your insurance carrier, depending on their plan. I am happy to provide you with the information necessary to receive reimbursement (a superbill) if your carrier allows for such arrangements. Please check directly with them about this possibility.
By not pursuing counseling through an insurance company, you are able to maintain control over the type, frequency, and length of treatment that meets your needs best, as opposed to what is dictated by your insurance company, who often place strict limits on treatment. Additionally, any mental health diagnosis (if warranted) and treatment information is not shared with your insurance company. This allows us to work collaboratively and privately on your concerns in environment that is about you, not about your insurance carriers coverage limits or preferred methods of treatment.
Additionally, this gives you control over your medical records. A mental health diagnosis (which is required to use insurance) can have in impact on you later in life, such as when seeking life insurance, enlisting in the military, seeking security clearance for government related work, or during a custody dispute. Paying privately for your treatment allows you to have counseling be a confidential relationship between us that you can disclose only where you prefer.