For clients who elect to self-pay, the fee for an evaluation is $150. The fee for subsequent sessions is $120 per session. Sessions are generally 50-55 minutes in length.
Payment is expected at the time of your appointment. Forms of payment accepted are: Cash or credit card.
You may be wondering about how insurance works for therapy. Currently I am an in-network provider for Empire BCBS, CDPHP, Optum, Value Options, MVP, and Beacon.
Before deciding to use your health benefits for therapy, you should be aware of the following:
In order for me to bill your insurance, some of your personal information must be shared with the insurance company to facilitate payment. This information includes your dates of treatment and behavioral health diagnosis. In rare instances, treatment summaries may be requested by your insurance company. Depending on your circumstances, you may not want this type of information disclosed to an outside party, therefore you should give this decision careful consideration.
Should you decide to use your health insurance benefits, please check your coverage carefully before your first session by asking the following questions:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible per year and has it been met yet?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover? Is there a limit?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Will I need to pay a co-pay for my office visits?
As a client, it is your responsibility to be informed of the details and extent of your coverage as it pertains to your therapy sessions. It is also your responsibility to notify me of any changes to your insurance coverage as soon as possible to avoid out of pocket expenses. When possible, I will provide assistance in verifying insurance information, and obtaining information from your insurance provider.