My fee is $100 per 50 minute counseling session, but I offer a sliding scale from $70.00-$100.00 to make counseling more affordable. A sliding scale usually means we figure our your fee based off your income and household size. However, I trust that you know what you can afford, so I go off the honor system. We will discuss and decide together what works best for you in the range of $70-$100 per 50 minute session. I can also send you a "Superbill" which is a statement showing you attended and paid for session. You can turn this into your insurance company and sometimes they will reimburse you for out of network benefits. I also take Health Savings Account or other similar spending cards to pay for sessions. I am happy to visit about fees or any questions you may have. Email me through the book appointment link and we can set up a free 10 minute phone consultation to see how I can help.
I currently do not accept insurance because of the restrictions that may apply to your care, as a result of insurance company requirements.
I can provide a billable medical receipt for you to submit as an out-of-network provider, if you choose to utilize insurance. There are some important facts to know about mental health insurance:
Insurance companies require a diagnosis to pay for services. Many counseling issues do not warrant a full mental health diagnosis. For example, insurance companies rarely cover couples or marriage counseling. If you are in counseling because of a difficult life issue, you may not meet criteria for a diagnosis.
Insurance companies often determine the type of treatment and number of session that will be allowed. If you are more comfortable with a different type of treatment or different pace for sessions, the insurance company will not continue to cover the sessions.
If insurance pays for treatment, the insurance company may view all therapy notes at anytime. Your personal information becomes a permanent record that can be viewed by auditors.
I do my best to provide affordable care options so that you can make an informed choice.