$175 - initial session intake assessment (60-90 minutes)
$130 - 50-55-min session (therapy or parent support)
$50/hour - individual clinical supervision (for social workers)
I am not currently accepting insurance. My practice is self-pay, which means that all sessions are paid for in full on the day of service and are payable by cash, check, credit/debit (including Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account).
A note on why I don't accept insurance... I want to make decisions with clients about what this work looks like - the scope, the style, the timeline of the therapy - and I want to do this work in a sustainable way. If I am billing an insurance company, then I am asked to submit documentation to third parties who can dictate and limit the scope/style/timeline of the therapy and who may also require a certain diagnosis in order to reimburse for treatment. While therapy may seem expensive, it is an investment that will hopefully pay off in a healthier life, fewer problematic or costly behaviors, and a brighter future that is aligned with your personal values. Offering self-pay therapy services also allows me to work with clients who may not meet criteria for having a diagnosed mental health condition; clients might want to address things functionally instead of having services tied to a diagnosed condition.
I am not an in-network insurance provider. While I do not accept insurance for payment, some people who work with me choose to use their health insurance “out-of-network” benefits to help cover the costs of therapy. This is when an insurance carrier reimburses you for a portion of the payments for my services. I highly recommend calling the number on the back of your insurance card and asking them about Out-of-network (OON) mental health benefits, as each company does things a little differently and some don't offer this benefit at all. OON reimbursement is solely your responsibility and I do not guarantee any reimbursement nor deal directly with insurance companies. If you are interested in finding out more, please call your health insurance provider to verify if you are entitled to OON benefits. Important questions to ask your health insurance provider:
Do I have out-of-network benefits for mental health services provided by licensed clinicians (CPT codes: 90791 – psychiatric diagnostic evaluation, 90834 – psychotherapy 45 minutes)?
Do my out-of-network benefits cover telehealth-therapy?
Is there a yearly deductible that needs to be met before I can start getting reimbursed? How much is it? Has it been met yet this year?
What percentage of my payment per session will be reimbursed?
How do I submit out-of-network benefits claims?
If you choose to use out-of-network benefits, I am glad to provide you with a receipt (“superbill”) for my services, which you can then submit to your health insurance company. Please note, that I cannot guarantee reimbursement from your insurance company.
Please ask to discuss rates as needed. I provide sliding scale rates for a proportion of clients through Open Path Psychotherapy Collective.
Session Frequency and Treatment Length
Generally speaking, I work with clients on a weekly or every-other-week basis. I find that this consistency helps to build the therapeutic relationship, encourages treatment momentum, and brings improved outcomes. Of course, schedules and life circumstances (vacations, illness, etc.) might affect scheduling from time to time. Occasionally, people may attend therapy more often (twice weekly) for a period of time, such as during crises.
As we notice progress towards therapy goals, we will collaborate to determine when meeting less frequently (such as biweekly or monthly) would be suitable. Mental health differs from medical treatment in terms of ability to predict treatment duration. How long a person needs to engage in therapy varies, as each individual’s therapy journey is unique. I work together with clients to determine when their goals have been met and when they are ready to move on.
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges. Since my rates are transparent, please know that clients can always multiply the cost per session by the number of sessions to estimate the cost of therapy. Clients also have the right to terminate therapy at any time.