Getting Started

Please take a moment to review the following information

Consultation

I offer a free phone consultation, so you can get a sense of whether we have a good match. It is also an opportunity for me to decide whether or not I will be able to help you.

Rates

$150 for a 50-minute session
$190 for an 80-minute session

Payment

Cash, Credit Card, Health Savings Accounts or Check accepted for payment at the time of service.

Cancellation Policy

If you do not attend your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay for the full cost of the session.

About My Rates

If price or convenience are the main factors in your choice of therapist, I will not be the best choice for you. There will always be more inexpensive therapists, those who are closer in distance, or have the perfect day and time available for you. I will be the best fit for clients who ready for change, committed to self-growth, value getting better and willing to put effort into it, and open to trying new approaches (if not already familiar with those I speak about on this website). I will ask you to come consistently for a period of time (unfortunately no therapist will be able to tell you exactly how long, as there are too many factors that influence length of time), to show up on time, and actively engage in the process, because I really want this to work for you!

Insurance

I am no longer taking health insurance due, in part, to my concerns related to confidentiality and the requirements of health insurance companies. I can provide you with all the necessary paperwork for you to submit to your insurance company yourself for reimbursement. Please call your insurance provider to determine whether they will reimburse you for the cost.

Insurance companies will not pay for your therapy unless your therapist diagnoses you with a mental health disorder. Common diagnoses are Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Your therapist has no control over how your insurance company will use this information. It is also not uncommon for insurance companies to require your therapist to disclose information from your confidential therapy record to ensure you meet what they call “medical necessity” for therapy reimbursement. Insurance companies will not pay for therapy solely focused on difficulties, such as relationship issues or self-esteem issues, without evidence that they are related to a mental health disorder.

This is also the case with couples therapy. You will be expected to have a mental health diagnosis and, if your insurance company does pay for couples therapy, they will expect the therapist to address your mental health symptoms with the help of your partner, rather than address the relational issues between you and your partner.

Your insurance company may also dictate the type of treatment you receive, length of time you receive it, and ask that your therapist justify reasons for continuing your therapy. If you have any questions about any of this information, you may contact your insurance company.

Please fill out the intake forms prior to our appointment.

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