A 15 minute phone consultation is available free of charge for people who are considering therapy or an evaluation with me. Initial consultations and individual sessions last 45 minutes and the fee is $190. Two-session assesments for AD/HD are $450, and a third session, if needed is $225. Couples' sessions or intensive sessions last 75 minutes and cost $280. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted for payment at the beginning of each visit.
Using your insurance plan
If you want to use your insurance plan, you pay the fee directly to me at each session and I will provide a receipt and any other documentation needed for you to submit to your insurance company for fee reimbursement directly to you. In order to find out how much reimbursement you would receive, contact your insurance company (behavioral health section of benefits information or via phone) priorto your first visit and find the answers to the following questions:
Do I have insurance coverage for outpatient mental health?
Is pre-certification required by my primary care physician before services will be covered?
Do I have an out of network deductible that must be met
before reimbursement begins? How much is the deductible?
How much do you pay per psychotherapy session (CPT code 90834) for an out of network psychologist?
For potential AD/HD evaluation, hot much to you pay for an assessment (CPT code 90791)?
Is there a limitation on how much you will pay per session?
If the coverage is a percentage of fee charged, is that percentage based on my Doctor's actual fee charged, or on a "usual and customary" amount? If the latter, what is the standard "usual and customary" amount allowed for outpatient psychotherapy?
How many therapy sessions per year does my plan allow?
Are there requirements for the psychologist to periodically re-certify the need for continued therapy?
Are there particular forms that I or my psychologist must fill out to obtain reimbursement? (Please obtain these forms)
Cancellations made after appointments are scheduled will be charged full fee, unless the appointment can be rescheduled within the same work week. Cancellation fees are not reimbursed by insurance companies.