My fee is $150 per 60-minute psychotherapy session. For sessions with more than one person, my fee is $180 per 60-minute session. Our intake (initial) session is 60 minutes, and the fee is $180. Fees for therapy also cover peripheral services generally requiring less than 15 minutes at a time, such as:
phone calls, emails, or texts for support statements of attendance, superbills, if requested research, and provision of referrals when appropriate collaboration with other members of your support system, such as psychiatrists, for the sake of your care, with your signed consent.
Additional fees will be applied after 15 minutes.
I offer a special program for teens to be free to check in with me between sessions. The first 15 minutes are at no additional charge. If check-ins exceed 45 minutes, a full session fee will be charged. If this becomes a regular occurrence, a recommendation will be made for more frequently scheduled sessions.
Please contact me for rates for the following:
training and other services provided.
In my practice, I offer therapy on a private pay or sliding scale basis to prioritize confidentiality and avoid needing diagnostic labels. This is because insurance companies often require detailed information about therapy sessions and can only cover services that they deem "medically necessary," which always requires a diagnosis. By not accepting insurance, I can more carefully control confidentiality and offer a more personalized and nuanced approach to therapy. Some clients may prefer this approach to maintain privacy and flexibility in their treatment. However, I understand that private pay or sliding scale options may not be feasible for everyone, and I am happy to discuss alternative payment options with clients if needed.
OUT OF NETWORK (OON):
Although I am not currently on any insurance panels, it is possible that your insurance company may provide partial reimbursement for out-of-network providers like myself. This usually involves paying for therapy upfront and then seeking reimbursement from the insurance company for a portion, or possibly all, of the fee. To determine your specific coverage and reimbursement options, it is best to contact your insurance company directly. When speaking with them, you may want to ask about your coverage for out-of-network providers, the process for seeking reimbursement, and any requirements or documentation that may be necessary. By reaching out to your insurance company directly, you can get a clearer understanding of your options and make an informed decision about how to pay for therapy.
Here are a few questions to assist you in talking to your insurance company about OON benefits:
Do I have mental health OON insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
What percentage will I be reimbursed when I reach my deductible?
Payment is expected and will be charged on the morning of your appointment. Payment will be received through STRIPE on the SimplePractice electronic medical record platform.
A canceled appointment delays our work. I rarely fill a canceled session unless I know at least 24 hours in advance. When you must cancel, please give me at least 24 hours notice. If you cannot provide at least 24 hours notice when you cancel, you will be charged the full fee for your session. The only time I will waive this fee is in case of a serious or contagious illness or emergency.