Rates & Insurance
Q: Do you accept insurance?
I accept Cigna and Aetna.
For all other insurances, I am an out-of-network provider, however depending on your health insurance plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. If out-of-network services for mental health are covered by your insurance plan, I may be able to electronically submit for reimbursement on your behalf.
Q: How do I determine if my insurance plan includes out-of-network benefits?
You can call member services (number is located on the back on your insurance card) to ask if your plan includes out-of-network benefits. This call typically only takes a few minutes. I encourage everyone to verify your insurance plan.
Q: Do you submit out-of-network claims?
Depending on your insurance company and plan, I can electronically submit for reimbursement on your behalf. I offer this service to make therapy more accessible by alleviating extra steps and helping to reduce the cost.
Q: How does the process work if I have out-of-network benefits for mental health?
After each session, I collect your electronic payment. If your insurance plan includes out-of-network benefits for mental health and if I am able to submit electronic claims to your insurance company, I will do so. Your insurance company will then reimburse you based on your plan’s coverage. The reimbursement will be sent directly to you. If I am unable to submit electronic claims to your insurance company, I can provide a superbill for you to submit on your own. Most insurance companies allow you to submit electronic superbills through their website or client portal.
Q: What is your session fee?
Session fee is $150-175.00. All major credit cards are accepted as payment. Health Savings Account (HSA) card is also accepted as payment.
Q: Do you offer a sliding scale?
I believe that therapy should be accessible to everyone. Limited sliding scale (reduced fee) options are available if needed. Please contact me to discuss possible options.
Q: How is payment collected?
Payment is collected electronically after each session. The on-boarding paperwork includes payment information. Your payment information is privately stored in a HIPAA compliant platform. I do not have access to your full payment information.
Q: Do you have a cancellation policy?
Your therapy appointment is time reserved just for you. There is a 24 hour late cancellation policy. In the event that you need to cancel a session after 24 hours or do not show for the scheduled appointment, the full session fee will be charged to the credit card on file. If you request to switch from an in-person to telehealth session, please inform at least 24 hours prior to avoid the late cancelation fee. Late cancelation fees are not covered by your insurance.
Q: Will I receive a Good Faith Estimate?
Yes, 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.
You are entitled to receive a Good Faith Estimate of what the charges could be for psychotherapy services provided to you. While it is not possible for a psychotherapist to know, in advance, how many psychotherapy sessions may be necessary or appropriate for a given person, the Good Faith Estimate provides an estimated cost of services.
Your total cost of services will depend upon the number of psychotherapy sessions you attend, your individual circumstances, and the type and amount of services that are provided to you. Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. The estimate is not a contract and does not obligate you toobtain any services. I will review your Good Faith Estimate during your free consultation and you will receive your customized Good Faith Estimate with your on-boarding paperwork.
In Accordance with the Good Faith Estimate:
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call HHS at (800) 368-1019.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me with any additional questions you may have. I am happy to answer any questions to make this a smooth process. I look forward to hearing from you!