Paying for Therapy
When you're feeling good emotionally, life somehow just seems to flow. But, when you're feeling bad, life feels really hard and really heavy. Investing in your mental health will literally change your life. What's more valuable than that?
Its important not to just find "a" therapist, but the "right" therapist. You need someone with the appropriate training and experience to help you with your unique situation. That being said, therapy should never become another source of stress. If you think I might be the best fit for you but simply cannot afford these rates, please ask about my sliding scale availability.
Fees are as follows:
- 80 minute initial intake appointment $120
- 50 minute in-person session $100
- 50 minute video session $100
- In-home session $110
- 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
Methods of Payment:
- Cash, check, credit card, HSA or FSA card
These days more and more people are choosing to pay for therapy privately in order to ensure maximum confidentiality. Pursuing this option safeguards your information so that your record, your diagnosis and your treatment history is not shared with any type of insurance company, employer or other interested party- unless expressly requested by you. I value your privacy and right to dictate who has access to your information and how much of it is shared, which is one reason I am not paneled with any insurance companies.
I am considered an "out-of-network" provider. Before you click out of here, I would encourage you to check your coverage. Many of my clients are surprised to find their out-of-network benefits are very similar, and occasionally better, than their in-network mental health coverage.
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. 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.
If you'd like to use your insurance to pay for counseling, I am happy to provide you with a superbill which is basically a fancy therapy receipt, so that you can submit it to your insurance company and get reimbursed by them directly. Superbills include your mental health diagnosis and the service provided, but don't contain any other private details about what was discussed or what your treatment plan looks like.
If this 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.
If you have questions or concerns about any of this, give me a call and we can go over the process. Its much easier than you think.