Fees & Insurance

I completely understand that therapy is a commitment of time, energy, and resources. 

It takes great courage to take this step.

If you'd like to get a sense if you and I would be a good fit, I offer free 20 minute phone consultations.

30 minute individual session is $75

50-60 minute individual $100

50-60 minute couple’s session is $115

90 minute individual/couple’s session is $125

Sliding scale is available based on income or if you are experiencing financial hardship. 

I accept cash, PayPal, and all major credit cards. I also accept HSA/FSA cards.

Payment is due at time of service.

All cancellations require 24 hours notice in advance. If for some reason, you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hour notice, you will be charged the full fee for your appointment. If your cancellation is due to an emergency or illness, you will not be charged a cancellation fee. I understand that instances like this come up and are unavoidable at times. I try to maintain a timely schedule for my clients and I appreciate your help in doing so.

Information Regarding Insurance

I do accept some insurances at this time, and they are:

- Humana 

- Aetna

While it is great to have your insurance cover your services for you, that also means that your insurance company is privy to the information that you and I discuss. 

While health insurance will often reimburse for the treatment of certain diagnoses, they sometimes will only cover a certain amount of sessions. Insurance companies often require the therapist to provide personal information about the client and their counseling sessions with their therapist, provide a mental health diagnosis that becomes part of the client's permanent record, and obtain approval to continue with therapy sessions and treatment. While I am qualified to diagnose individuals, I don't agree with providing all of the above information to insurance companies. I also don't believe that a third party can make a decision about how much time an individual can spend in therapy without knowing that individual personally and what exactly they are seeking treatment for. This is a decision that should be made collaboratively by the therapist and client

Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to obtain full or partial reimbursement for therapy for "out of network providers" (but this is not guaranteed and is up to your insurance company). I can provide you with a receipt that you may submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Some important questions to ask your insurance company are:

  1. What is my mental health coverage like?

  2. How much does my insurance pay for "out of network providers"?

  3. What does my insurance cover per therapy session?

  4. Through my plan, do I have a limited number of therapy sessions?

  5. Do I need approval from my primary care physician in order to go to therapy?

If you're unsure about how to go about navigating insurance and how to have this conversation with your insurance company, I'd be happy to call your insurance company on your behalf and do the leg work for you.

Trips Out Of Town or Bad Weather

I understand that sometimes you may not be able to make it to my office for your appointment for reasons such as illnesses, emergencies, or being out of town. For your convenience, I offer video sessions through doxy.me. This is a confidential, secure, HIPPA compliant video platform. We could also continue our work together through the platform on online-therapy.com.

If you have more questions, feel free to..

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
— Andre Gide