My fee schedule:
- Adult individual therapy - 50 minute session - $200.00
- Couples and family therapy - 55 minutes session - $230.00
- Group therapy for adults - 75 minute session - $50.00
- Group therapy for adolescents - 75 minute session - $60.00
- Individual play therapy with children - 50 minute session - $200.00
Payment is due at the time of the session. You can pay with cash, check or credit card. I offer a discount for payment by check or cash.
Longer sessions are billed at a pro-rated basis.
Frequently asked questions
Q: Can I get any reimbursement from my insurance company for therapy?
A: In some cases.
If you have insurance with an “out of network” benefit, your insurance may reimburse you for some of the cost of the treatment.
You should check with your insurance company to find out about benefit limits, deductible charges, and other important aspects of your insurance plan.
The monthly statement I provide you will include all the information necessary for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Q: Will you talk to my insurance company if necessary?
A: Some insurance companies want to have contact with the therapist in order to provide a “prior authorization” of treatment. It is up to you to know about these policies -- I will be happy to be in touch with the insuror to provide any required clinical information.
Q: Why don't you take insurance?
A: Several reasons:
1. Heath insurance companies require you to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder in order to be covered. Most people I work with have problems with life and do not need to be diagnosed with a mental illness in order to make progress.
2. Health insurance companies seek a great deal of your personal information when you use insurance to pay for your therapy. I cannot guarantee that information I give to the insurance company on your behalf will be protected and that your privacy respected.
3. Insurance companies push themselves into your therapy by "reviewing treatment" and "managing care." It doesn't help to add a third party to the therapy conversation. I am dedicated to creating a personal and unique relationship with you -- but the insurance company treats you and your family as a statistical abstraction. The two views are not compatible.
For these reasons, I find it makes for better care, and a better therapeutic relationship, to give up insurance company benefits for psychotherapy.