Frequently Asked Questions
What are your rates?
Individual Therapy – $150-$200 per 1-hour session
Couples Therapy – $150-$200 per 1-hour session
Family Therapy – $150-$200 per 1-hour session
Payment is expected at the close of each therapy session.
We accept cash, check, or cards.
If for some reason it is not possible to pay for services at the time of your appointment, please discuss your situation with me prior to your next scheduled appointment.
Do you accept insurance?
We currently accept the following insurances:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield (PPO/HMO, State Health Plan, and bcbs out of state plans)
Note: Each therapist is paneled with different insurance companies. Be sure to include what insurance you have when submitting an inquiry.
Important note: If I do not have the ability to bill your insurance, either right now or an ongoing basis, you may have “Out of Network” benefits which allows you to receive reimbursement for the cost of treatment from 30%-100% after the deductible. If you would like to utilize these benefits, please let me know and I will provide you with documentation that you will need to pursue reimbursement.
When I accept insurance, I will ask you to contact your insurance company to learn about your specific mental health benefits. You will need to check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits (sometimes called behavioral health benefits)?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
What is my co-pay for each therapy session?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Please remember that if you choose to use insurance benefits, I will be required to assign you a mental health diagnosis code. It is important for you to know that, when a diagnosis code is submitted to the insurance company, it does become part of your health care record.
What is your cancellation policy?
Things happen. Please make every effort to give me at least 48 hours advance notice if you need to miss an appointment. Unfortunately, if you do not give this advance notice, I will need to charge you the full session fee. Since insurance will not cover the costs of missed appointments, you will always be responsible for this charge.
In the case of inclement weather, your safety will always come first to me and the late cancellation charge will not be made.
If there are any financial issues, including my billing practices or your insurance coverage, please bring them to my attention as soon as possible. These issues can interfere with our relationship and your progress in therapy so we need to attend to them as openly and as quickly as possible.
What is Trauma-Informed therapy?
Trauma-informed care is a strengths based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors, and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
Is my mental health care confidential?
Yes. W take your privacy serious. We adhere to the state and federal rules and regulations regarding client confidentiality. This will be throughly discussed in your first session.
What will happen when I arrive to my first appointment?
Your first appointment will focus on completing intake paperwork and rapport building/setting up a safe space for you.
We will engage about current concerns and begin processing your path for treatment.
How long will I be in treatment?
Your length of treatment varies depending upon the problems you are facing, and the nature of the treatments that we decide upon. We will work together to decide how long you should be in treatment to gain the most benefit possible.
What can I do if my provider is not a good fit?
A good fit with a therapist can strengthen your response to treatment. If you feel that our relationship is not a good fit, I encourage you to speak with me. I will be happy to help get you connected with a better fit with no judgement.
Am I going to be put on medication?
Medication can be helpful but does not always treat underlying concerns. I am not a medication prescriber and will only refer clients out if we determine this being a necessary path to treatment.
How do I make sure to get the most out of therapy?
Actively engaging/participating and trusting the process will be important for your therapeutic success.