Therapy:

I understand that financial situations are different for every individuals and wish to make high quality therapy available to all.  The typical fee for a 45-minute therapy session with a doctorate level therapist with my level of training is $150.  This is my standard fee.  For individuals who cannot afford this fee, I offer a sliding fee scale.  

I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to all individuals. Finding the right therapist for you is important, and during this consultation I will answer any questions you have so that you can determine whether you feel comfortable talking and working with me.  Speaking with me before a first visit will also help you know what you can expect from that first visit and allows me to answer any questions you might have.   

If you request a reduced fee and I can accommodate your request, we will work together to jointly determine the fee during our first therapy session.  If I cannot accommodate your financial situation, I will work to provide you with an appropriate referral.

I charge $150 per 45-minutes for any other professional services you may need.  Such services may include, but are not limited to, telephone consultations lasting longer than 15 minutes and preparation of records or treatment summaries. I will pro-rate the cost of work for periods of less than 45 minutes.


Payment:

Payment for services is an important part of any professional relationship. Unless we make other specific arrangements, payment for services is due at the beginning of each session. I accept payment by check, cash or credit card.  Because of credit card processing fees, checks or cash are the preferred forms of payment.  

You can use money from all three types of health spending accounts – health savings accounts (HSAs); health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs); and flexible spending accounts (FSAs) – to pay for therapy sessions and, often, for Reiki sessions.

I may periodically raise my fees with reasonable advance notice.

Insurance for Therapy:

I operate on a fee-for-service model, also known as an out-of-network provider.  Most insurance plans will cover a portion of the therapy session fee, once your deductible has been met.  You will be provided with a receipt of services that you may submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.  I offer the option of faxing or mailing your receipt to your insurance provider for you, so your insurance provider can start processing reimbursement immediately at the time of service. Please keep in mind that if you choose to have insurance reimburse you for session fees, I will need to provide a mental health diagnosis in order for the insurance company to reimburse you. If you choose not to submit to your insurance for reimbursement, we can make important decisions about your treatment without the constraints and dictates often imposed by third-party payers. For example, some insurance plans restrict the number of mental health visits during the calendar year, as well as limit the frequency of sessions. Additionally, if you choose not to submit to your insurance, I am able to ensure that session content is confidential as I will not be required to disclose any of your mental health information.