Fees & Payment

Fees

Psychotherapy services are billed at a rate of $200 per session (45-50 minutes). If cost is a concern, please reach out to me before deciding not to pursue treatment. Reduced rates are available under certain circumstances, including but not limited to: low-income, limited access to services elsewhere in the community and/or the acuity of the presenting problem. If we cannot agree on a fee, I will do my best to help you locate another therapist.


For an additional $75 fee, a session may be provided in the privacy of your home or office if clinically indicated (e.g. hoarding disorder) or to accommodate your anonymity or limited work schedule flexibility.


Group Psychotherapy services are billed at a rate of $50 per session (60-90 minutes).


Psychological Assessment services are billed at a rate of $200 per hour (60 minutes) and pro-rated by the quarter-hour. Mileage is charged at a rate of $0.55 per mile for any required travel. The total cost of an assessment can vary from $1,500 to $5,000 depending on (1) the type of assessment being requested, (2) the amount of collateral data that needs to be collected, and (3) the type of written report - e.g., brief summary of findings versus full written report. You will be provided an estimate of the total cost of the assessment after our initial consultation so you can make an informed decision about whether to move forward.

Payment

I work on a fee-for-service basis, meaning you will be charged directly for services provided. Payments will be made using the credit or debit card you have on file with my practice. Psychological Assessment services may be paid in two installments, half at the start of services and the remaining half at completion. All other services are charged in-full at time of service. Important: Fees for psychotherapy services can be paid using your health savings account (HSA) and flexible spending account (FSA)

Insurance Reimbursement for Psychotherapy

I elect not to be on third-party/managed care insurance panels, including Medicare and Medicaid, and I do not bill insurance companies directly because of the potential this has to restrict my clinical autonomy and limit your freedom, confidentiality and choice as a patient. I value the importance of collaborating exclusively with my patients regarding their course of treatment without insurance companies or government agencies influencing the type of treatment provided, the frequency of treatment or how long treatment should last.


You may seek reimbursement from your insurance provider for psychotherapy services if out-of-network benefits are provided by your plan. However, you are financially responsible for all services provided. You will receive a specialized monthly statement with all the necessary information needed to submit for out-of-network reimbursement. Please contact your insurance provider in advance of beginning treatment so that you are fully informed about your out-of-network provider benefits and financial responsibility.


Important questions to ask your insurance provider:

  • Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
  • If so, what is the coverage for an out-of-network provider?
  • Specifically, what is my deductible and have I met it yet?
  • Where do I obtain the appropriate form to submit my insurance claim in order to be reimbursed?