Payment & Fees

HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT (HSA)

Please keep in mind that you can use your pre-tax Health Savings and/or Flexible Spending Account funds (HSA/FSA) to pay for psychotherapy services.

SELF-PAY

If you choose to self-pay, you will typically be charged for services within 24 hours after your appointment using the credit/debit or HSA/FSA card you have on file with my practice (see FEE SCHEDULE below). Adjusted rates are available under certain circumstances (e.g., financial hardship), so do not hesitate to inquire about this rather than choosing not to seek treatment. If we cannot reach an equitable fee agreement I will provide you with contact information for other providers.

INSURANCE: Plans Accepted

I currently accept the following insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield: In-network participating provider for most BCBS plans.
  • TRICARE Select (PPO): No referral required.
  • TRICARE Prime (HMO): Referral from your physician required.
  • Wisconsin Medicaid (ForwardHealth): Credentialed Medicaid provider.

INSURANCE: Be Informed

  • IMPORTANT: Because of the differences between insurance plans, I strongly encourage you to call your insurance provider prior to your first visit with me so you are fully informed about your financial responsibilities.
  • WISCONSIN MEDICAID (ForwardHealth/BadgerCare): Although I am credentialed as a Medicaid provider, I am also required to be a participating provider with your selected Medicaid HMO in order to get paid for the services I provide to you. If I am not credentialed with your selected Medicaid HMO, you can call ForwardHealth Member Services (800-362-3002) to discuss your options.
  • HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION (HMO): If your insurance plan is an HMO and I am a participating provider under your plan, I will electronically submit your claim on your behalf. Any co-pays will be charged to the card you have on file with my practice. If I am not a credentialed provider with your HMO, my services may not be covered OR may be covered with prior authorization from your insurance provider. You are financially responsible for costs not covered by your insurance.
  • PREFERRED PROVIDER (PPO) OR POINT-OF-SERVICE PLAN: I will electronically submit your claim on your behalf. You will be responsible for any fees or portion of fees not paid by your insurance (e.g., co-pays, coinsurance, balance billing, etc.), which will be charged to the card you have on file with my practice.

FEE SCHEDULE

  • Individual/Couples Psychotherapy: $150 per session.
  • Group Psychotherapy: $75 per session.
  • Consultation (self-pay): $150 per hour with a minimum fee of $300 and then prorated every 15 minutes after the first two hours. For consultation that does not take place at my office, I also charge for mileage ($0.55 per mile).
  • Psychological Evaluations (self-pay): Fee varies depending on the type of the evaluation and whether a full written report will be required (e.g., court ordered evaluations). Evaluations typically cost between $1,000 - $2,000. You will be informed of the cost after our initial consultation and before moving forward with the evaluation process. The initial consultation fee is $150 and will be charged at time of service. Evaluations may be paid in two installments, half up front and the remaining half when the written report is completed.