Fees & Insurance

My Fees:

Initial Consultation: $20
Cost Per Session: $100
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Fee Details:

The fee for an initial consultation appointment is $20.  This appointment is an opportunity for me to meet with you so that you can ask questions about my work and I can ask you to talk about what you are hoping to achieve from counseling.  This will help both of us decide if working together feels like a good fit.

Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes in length and the fee is $100.  I accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards as payment.  A 24 hour notice is required for cancellations so that you are not charged for the appointment.

Insurance:

I do not contract with nor do I bill insurance companies.  In order to bill an insurance company, a therapist must give you a mental health diagnosis the first day that s/he meets you.  The therapist must then meet the guidelines of the insurance company in terms of documentation and the number of sessions allowed based on the diagnosis that you were given.  This becomes a part of your medical record and could become problematic for you in the future.  People who have been diagnosed with depression, one of the most common mental health diagnoses, have had difficulty obtaining life insurance because of that diagnosis.  Additionally, your confidentiality cannot be protected once the therapist has submitted the billing electronically to the insurance company.

I am happy to give clients a receipt at any time for the fees that they have paid for counseling sessions.

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