Fees, Insurance, & Use of Diagnosis
You are responsible for paying before or at the start of each scheduled session unless prior arrangements have been made.
I accept cash and major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club). I also accept PayPal, Apple Pay, Venmo, Bitcoin, and wire transfers, however these methods of payment should be arranged with me in advance.
My current fee for an initial 60-minute session is $200.00. The price for each subsequent 45-minute session is $150.00. A 30-minute session is $100.00 and group counseling is $75 per session, per client.
I do not accept health insurance at this time, so I am not in-network with any insurance plans. You can ask your insurance to provide you with a list of in-network providers in our area.
If you choose to work with me as your counselor, I will be considered an out-of-network provider. This means you will need to pay me for sessions upfront and then submit the receipts (which I will provide you) to your insurance for reimbursement.
You may choose to file for “out of network” benefits and can be reimbursed by your insurance company. I can provide an itemized statement at any time for you. Some insurance companies will reimburse clients for counseling services and some will not.
I encourage you to contact your insurance company to check your out-of-network benefits for mental (sometimes called behavioral) health. You will want to ask about your deductible, what your coverage is after meeting your deductible, and how to submit claims.
You have the right to choose not to involve your insurance company in your treatment. Some people prefer to pay out of pocket for counseling services, because it allows them to retain control of the privacy their mental health information. Your health information, or your child’s health information, is accessible by your insurance company if claims are filed. They have the right to review any information pertinent to the treatment plan in order to determine reimbursement.
USE OF DIAGNOSIS
Most insurance companies will require a diagnosis of a mental health condition and indicate that you must have an “illness” before they will agree to reimburse you. Some conditions for which people seek counseling do not qualify for reimbursement. If a qualifying diagnosis is appropriate in your case, I will inform you of the diagnosis before you submit it to the health insurance company. Any diagnosis made will become part of your permanent insurance records.