How Long Are The Sessions?
- Individual sessions are 50 minutes.
- Couple/Family sessions 60 minutes.
- Extended time is prorated based on the hourly fee.
How Much Will Each Session Cost?
- Please inquire about the fee by calling me or emailing me.
- Before contacting me or any other therapist, I recommend you figure out how much you can afford to pay weekly (keeping in mind that some months have 5
- Lastly, I encourage every person to inquire if a reduce fee or sliding scale is available.
- I provide two different sliding scale ranges for weekly and biweekly. No sliding scales for once a month sessions.
Which Payments Are Accepted?
- I accept credit cards, debit cards, FSA / HSA cards, cash, checks and money orders.
Do You Accept Insurance?
- No, I do not accept insurance, however I can provide an invoice, or "superbill" with the appropriate code for insurance submission, per
request. I recommend you contact your insurance and confirm if they will cover "out-of-network" invoice or "superbill."
Services may be covered in part by your health insurance. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- Am I covered for an out-of-network provider?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
- Are "telehealth" visits (phone and video sessions) covered in addition to face-to-face visits? *Note: Not all insurance companies
cover for this, so it's important to ask. It's important to note that some insurance providers which had been honoring telehealth during COVID may be changing their policies and may reimburse less or
not at all for telehealth as COVID restrictions ease. It is your responsibility to find out what your policy covers and any changes they make along the way that affect your
What is the Good Faith Estimate (GFE)?
- 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 or picture of your Good Faith
- For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call the Help Desk at 1-800-985-3059 for more information. TTY users can call 1-800-985-3059.
What If I Need To Cancel or Reschedule?
- I have a 48-hour reschedule and cancellation policy. If you reschedule or cancel your appointment with less than 48
hours notice, you will be charged a flat fee of $75. Please understand you and I are both invested in your health, so if you forget or cancel or reschedule your
appointment without giving enough notice, we both will miss out in some way or another.
Will My Therapist Be Angry If I Switch To Another Practitioner?
- The answer to this question is no. I am a professional and I have your best interest at heart. Any decision to switch therapists can be
explored and I would like to have the opportunity to do so with you.
How Long Will I Be In Therapy?
- As much as I would like to give you a direct answer, it's helpful to remember that therapy is not a linear process. In my experience,
therapy generally lasts anywhere from 6 months to a few years. The likelihood of you gettiing what you need out of therapy as quickly as possible really depends on a variety of factors such as
complexity of issue(s), the time and effort put in, and other unforseen elements. My goal is that our work together helps you feel empowered to make decisions that feel right for
Does Therapy Involve Physical Touch?
- The use of touch varies. Some therapists may pat or hug a patient as a sign of support or comfort. Physical touch is powerful and
therapeutic - it will always be done with consent by both parties. It should NEVER be sexualized (i.e. kissing and sexual activity have no place in therapy).