Fees and Insurance Reimbursement
$165 for a 50-minute in-person or tele-health session.
Fees applies to Individual, Couple, and Family sessions.
Payment is expected in full at each session and will be charged to the credit, debit, or Health Care Savings Card on file.
I have a 24-hour notice of cancellation or rescheduling policy. If I do not receive 24-hour notice, preferably by text or phone call, you will be charged the full fee for the session. I hold slots on my schedule for your session and cannot re-book them when cancellations are under 24-hours.
Right to a Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical 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 bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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 Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 800-985-3059.
How to Use Your Insurance Benefits
Each individual benefit plan varies. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance. Here’s how to navigate your insurance coverage:
1.) Locate your insurance card
2.) Do you have an HMO or a PPO plan? One of these acronyms should be listed on your insurance card. If you can’t find it, call the 1-800 number on your card and ask whether you have an HMO or PPO policy.
3.) If you have an HMO policy: You will need to choose a therapist that is “in network” in order to use your insurance coverage.
I am considered an “out of network” provider, which means that you will not be able to use your HMO insurance to pay for my services. You may decide to pay out-of-pocket. I accept credit, debit, and Health Care Savings card payments.
4.) If you have a PPO policy: You can choose to work with any counselor you like. Payment is still required at the time of service; however, through your PPO you likely qualify for a reimbursement amount based upon your specific insurance plan.
5.) How do I find out if and how much I will be reimbursed? Call the 1-800 number on your insurance card and ask the following questions.
- Do I (or my child) have mental health benefits?
- What is our deductible and has it been met?
- How much does our plan cover for an out-of-network mental health provider?
- Are online therapy services covered if needed? (Many insurance companies have agreed to cover online therapy due to COVID-19 but make sure to verify)
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician for reimbursement?
Ready to get reimbursed from your insurance company for your therapy session?
You can use your insurance company’s website to process your benefit, or download a free app such as Reimbursify to your smart phone and then complete the reimbursement process using the “superbill” provided to you. Your insurance company will process your superbill and send a partial reimbursement check directly to you.