- Adult intake interviews (approx. 75-90 min.): $195
- Parent intake interviews (approx. 75-90 min.): $195
- Regular counseling/therapy session (approx. 50-60 min.): $160
- Extended counseling/therapy session (approx. 90 min.): $190
- Other services, client not present (e.g., preparation of reports, phone calls, etc.): $160 per hour (prorated)
- Consultation (e.g., with counseling professionals, organizations, private practices): $160 per hour with a 30-minute minimum (i.e., $80).
Insurance is not accepted at this practice. (See note at bottom of page.*) However, if your policy has out-of-network benefits you may be able to file a claim with your insurance company, but please be aware that all mental health insurance claims require inclusion of a diagnosis that meets the insurance company's "medical necessity criteria" (i.e., the client must have received a diagnosis of a mental health disorder).
Personal check, VISA or MasterCard are accepted.
Because time has been reserved especially for you, if you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not provided at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
- Potential confidentiality issues. Use of insurance increases the likelihood that the confidentiality of private client information may be breached during the process of filing insurance claims and receiving payments.
- Use of insurance requires that a psychiatric diagnosis be made. Insurance policies require that the client's problem or issue being addressed through therapy meet the insurance company's "medical necessity criteria." This means that the client must be given a psychiatric diagnosis for insurance benefits to apply. Having a psychiatric diagnosis can have detrimental and unanticipated consequences (e.g., interfering with employment in certain types of jobs, being accepted for life insurance coverage, etc.).
- High deductible and co-payments. Most insurance policies have such high deductibles that clients in typical out-patient counseling never meet their policy's annual deductible and as a result the policy never actually pays for any of the counseling services. However, if claims were filed with the insurance company (to be applied toward the deductible) the client would still have a history of a psychiatric diagnosis.
- Uncertainties and unpredictability about how insurance and healthcare will change at the nationial level. For example, when Federal laws change in ways that affect insurance companies these changes are typically then passed on to healthcare providers in the form of lower reimbursement.