Payment Options

I provide an initial free phone consultation of 20 minutes, during which you can ask me questions and decide if we should meet for an assessment. After the consultation, the fee for service is $160/hour.

The fee for supervising therapists for licensure and for consulting with therapists is $130/hour.

I offer a number of payment options depending on individual circumstances, including credit card payment through PayPal, and prepaid options.

Insurance

Many health insurance plans have a non-network or out-of-network provider option. They generally reimburse between 40 and 80 percent of my fee. I'll provide a receipt for each session payment that you can submit to them.

If you choose to use insurance, it is important to understand your coverage. You should check with your provider about the following questions: What is your deductible? How many outpatient mental health sessions are covered per year? What is the reimbursement rate for out-of-network providers? How do you submit claims?

There are several reasons that you may choose not to use insurance. All insurance companies require a diagnosis for treatment, and many cover a limited set of disorders. Treatment has to be medically necessary and you will have to be diagnosed with a mental disorder that your provider covers.

The diagnosis and treatment become part of your medical record. Some employers use medical records when making employment decisions. Once you have been given a diagnosis, it may also affect your access to insurance and your cost if you change plans.

In addition, many insurance companies do not cover couples or family therapy.

I'm not able to guarantee reimbursement from insurance companies. And you are still responsible for full payment at each session.