Paying for Therapy
Its important not to just find "a" therapist, but the "right" therapist. Not only do you need someone who gets it, but also someone who has the appropriate training and experience necessary to help you get through it. If you think I might be the best fit for you but simply cannot afford these rates, please ask about my sliding scale availability. I'm serious, don't be embarrassed, just ask.
Fees are as follows:
- 70 minute initial intake appointment $150
- 50 minute in-person or video session $120
- Longer sessions available upon request
- 50 minute concierge session (in your home or office) $150
- Email packages, weekly only when used: $25 for 1 response, $50 for 2 responses, $75 for 3 responses
- A limited number of sliding scale slots are available for those in need and for teens paying privately
Methods of Payment:
- Cash, check, credit card, HSA or FSA card
I am an "out-of-network" provider. Most insurances have out-of-network benefits that cover 60-80% of the session fee, which is sometimes less than a regular copay.
If you'd like to use your insurance to pay for counseling, I am happy to provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company to get reimbursed directly. Superbills include your mental health diagnosis and the service provided, but don't contain any private details about what was discussed, what your treatment plan looks like and does not give your insurance company the right to review anything in your file.
Considering out-of-network providers allows you to make sure you find a therapist with the appropriate training and experience needed to address your specific concerns, as opposed to one who takes your insurance but may not be proficient in the modalities necessary to treat what you're struggling with. Its also nice to be able to keep seeing your therapist when your insurance company or coverage inevitably changes, so that you don't have to start all over again with someone new. Many out-of-network benefits have no limit on the number of sessions you can attend, so you can decide how often and how long you want to go for.
Be sure to verify that you have out-of-network benefits with your insurance company if you would like them to help pay for services. Many clients are surprised to find their out-of-network benefits are very similar and occasionally better than their in-network mental health coverage.
If requesting reimbursement feels too complicated, guess what- there's an app for that! Its called Reimbursify and after you give them your insurance information, all you have to do is upload a copy of your superbill and they handle the rest.
*Use code reimbursifive to get your first 5 claims free*
If you have questions or concerns about any of this, give me a call and we'll go over the process. Its much easier than you think.