Fees and FAQ
How much is a 55-minute session?
The fee for a therapy session is $150 per 55-minute session.
55-minute sessions are standard in this practice.
What if I want to meet longer than 55 minutes?
Longer sessions are pro-rated at $25 per each additional ten minutes
e.g., an 85-minute session would be $225
Do you offer virtual or in-person sessions?
Currently I am only offering virtual sessions.
Do you accept insurance?
This is considered an out of network practice and does not bill insurance companies directly, however, at your request I will provide you with a statement that you can then submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please be aware that submitting an invoice for reimbursement carries a certain amount of risk, as I cannot control how your information is used once submitted. Not all therapeutic issues are reimbursable; it is your responsibility to verify the specifics of your coverage. Contact your insurance provider to find out if they will reimburse you directly for the out-of-network services you are seeking.
Why does your practice not accept insurance?
In order to provide you with the most effective care, time and freedom are needed. Therapy is not cookie-cutter, and a personalized and tailored approach for your needs is provided at the practice.
When participating with some insurance companies, providers may be restricted by the length and frequency of sessions, caseload requirements, and reimbursement difficulties. This may require additional time spent contacting insurance companies, which can be better spent in sessions with you and your loved ones or deepening our services through research and training opportunities.
By seeing an out-of-network provider, it might mean that you will have to pay for some or all of the treatment. However, staying out of network allows the practice to continue to have more availability with scheduling and see you sooner.
Do you offer a sliding scale or reduced rates?
Yes! I maintain a limited number of reduced-rate spots. If openings are available, I would be happy to discuss that with you during the free 15-minute phone consultation.
Good Faith Estimate & No Surprises Act
Per the Federal “No Surprises Act”, you have the right to request a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance, or who are not using insurance, an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.