I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that I have received over my career. It’s normal and encouraged for clients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a licensed Psychotherapist. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR SESSIONS?
First session (intake session) is $215 based on up to 90 minutes for this session.
Subsequent sessions for individuals are $135-145 each and are 50 minutes in length.
Family and/or couple sessions are $150 and are 50 minutes in length.
Psychotherapy is billed in 15-minute increments based on the $140 per-hour rate.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL?
Please call 24-hours in advance if you need to cancel a session or you will be billed $75 late cancellation/no show fee. I realize that life is unpredictable and last-minute problems can keep you from attending scheduled sessions. In such cases, please call as soon as possible and I will take your circumstances into consideration. In terms of inclement weather, your safety is important to me and I ask that you do not travel if you don’t feel safe. You will not be billed for canceling due to inclement weather, but please notify me as soon as possible, preferably, 24-hours in advance. You can always switch you appointment to a virtual appointment in situations like this just call ahead to discuss.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
A typical therapy session is between 45-50 minutes in length. There are times where it may be beneficial to do 90 minute sessions which would be discussed together to determine that. Group sessions are 75-90 minutes long.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Therapy is an important investment in your life to becoming the best you possible. While this is one of the best investments you can make there are times that the cost of therapy may be an issue. If that is the case please reach out to discuss a possible fee reduction.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I am currently in a few insurance networks, but it is always best to call your insurance company to ask if I am in network. Policies are always changing and mental health coverage varies which each employer. I am also in a few EAP (Employee Assistant Programs) so check with your employer to see if you have that benefit and I can let you know if I am in that plan. If I am not in your network I am able to provide monthly or as needed receipts for submission to your insurance company. If you have out of network benefits and have met your deductible, you may be eligible for some reimbursement. Clients usually get reimbursed anyone from 50%-90%. Contact your insurance company to research this further.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE AN EMERGENCY?
I do not provide 24 hour crisis hotline services, should you have a mental health or substance use emergency go to your local emergency room or call 911. If you are feeling suicidal call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255).
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS?
You can pay using cash, check, paypal or venmo. Payment is due each session. There is a $35.00 charge for returned checks.