Rates & Insurance

Rates & Insurance

Rates

Please contact for the rates.

Insurance

Out-of-Network Insurance

While I do not accept insurance, I do offer a fancy receipt called a superbill which you can submit to your insurance company. Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be partially reimbursable. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.

I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:

  • Does my plan cover telehealth services?
  • Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
  • Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
  • Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
  • Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?

Benefits in not using insurance

There are some reasons that we do not to accept insurance carriers and would like to share the reasoning for that:

Diagnosis: Insurance companies typically require a diagnosis to be made after the first session. This means that after meeting with you for 30-60 minutes, it is expected to diagnose you based on criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. I do not believe it is appropriate to diagnose someone with that limited of an interaction. It takes time to get to know who you are as a person, and things that may be affecting you. I believe the first session limited time is better spent gaining trust than seeing which symptoms you have in order to provide a diagnosis.

Confidentiality: Insurance companies are able to request your records at any time and for any reason. Because they are paying for services rendered, they are allowed to access your health records as desired or needed. By paying for services yourself, your therapy records will not be released to any party without your permission, or a court order present.

Treatment Timeline: Insurance companies typically limit the number of therapy sessions to be financially covered. This can be anywhere from five to twenty sessions per year. You may feel added stress to meet their timeline of growth, rather than a timeline set by you and I for meeting your goals.

Payment

I accept PayPal, Venmo, and all major credit cards.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.

Any Other Questions

Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!