Fees for Services
- $300 for initial evaluation
- $250 for individual session
The credit, debit, or HSA card on file will be charged following each session. A statement that can be submitted to your insurance company will be created for you on the first day of each month, and will be available from the secure client portal.
Health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA) may be used to pay for therapy. Please feel free to use either of these as your means of payment.
Medical expenses such as out-of-pocket costs for psychotherapy may often be deducted on your income taxes. You should speak with an accounting professional to determine whether you would be eligible for such a deduction.
If you decide to seek reimbursement from your insurance company, we will provide you with a detailed invoice each month. Your insurance company’s claims person can walk you through what steps to take if you have any questions.
Like many psychologists, I choose not to be under contract with insurers. Being under contract, or “in-network”, would mean much lower reimbursement rates and many hours of unpaid paperwork. This would also greatly diminish my ability to provide adequate confidentiality, because I would have to hand over each client’s confidential treatment information to the insurer.
Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to learn about your particular insurance plan and about what portion of services they will cover. The number for your insurance company should be listed on your insurance card. My services are usually covered as part of the “out-of-network” portion of healthcare plans. Typically, insurance plans reimburse anywhere from 40 – 70% of the total fee.
Because your appointment involves the reservation of time specifically for you, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required to reschedule or cancel an appointment. The full fee will be required for sessions missed without advance notice.
Tele-therapy (via the phone), and e-therapy (via electronic messaging and video chat) are made available on a case by case basis (at the same standard rate). Not all phone calls and emails are billed, only those that are considered therapy. Home and office visits are also made available on a case by case basis. If you are interested in home or office visits, please contact me to discuss additional fees associated with transit.