Fees

Individual or Couples Session (50 minutes): $110.00
Extended Session (75 minutes): $165.00
Sliding Fee Scale: I do not offer a sliding scale, however I do provide a limited number of reduced-fee spots for clients who may not be able to pay the standard rate. 

 

Insurance

I do not accept insurance reimbursement, however, if you have out-of-network benefits, I will provide you with a receipt for services that you may submit to your insurance company. Your insurance company will reimburse you directly.

I understand your desire to use your insurance to pay for your counseling sessions, but there are several reasons I do not participate in third party payments. First, insurance companies require me to diagnose you with a mental disorder in order for them to pay for your sessions and not everyone who seeks counseling has a mental disorder. Secondly, many insurance companies place significant restrictions on what types of services they will cover. For example, many insurance companies will not cover marital or family counseling, and they often dictate what type of treatment they will cover, which may not be in your best interest. I want you to be actively involved in determining what type of care you are receiving. With insurance, many of your choices and my treatment options are limited. The third and most important reason that I do not accept insurance is that it significantly jeopardizes your confidentiality. When a bill is submitted to your insurance company, your confidential information is accessible by anyone who has a legitimate reason to access it, such as insurance companies and future employers.  I realize that despite these concerns, you may not have another option.  If you need a therapist who accepts insurance reimbursement I will do my best to make such a referral. 

 

Forms and Record-keeping 

In 2016 I converted to digital record keeping.  Access to my digital platform for forms and secure communication and record-keeping will be provided by me once you have decided to employ my services.