Fees

How much does therapy cost?

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A standard 50-minute session is $125. 

Do you accept insurance?

I do not currently accept insurance. I collect payment at the time I provide services, and I can provide you a monthly superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

I cannot guarantee your insurance will cover my services. Please check with your insurance provider about your out-of-network mental health benefits. It may be helpful to ask the following questions of your provider:

  • Do I have mental health benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many mental health sessions per calendar year does my insurance plan cover?
  • How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network mental health provider?
  • How do I obtain reimbursement for therapy with an out-of-network provider?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Your insurance company may request information on the CPT Codes I use.

For 45-50 minute sessions, I will use CPT Code: 90834
For 75 minute sessions, I will use CPT Code: 90847

Payment is due at the time services are rendered.  
I accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB.
 

I reserve a limited number of sessions each week for clients who cannot afford my full fee. Please let me know if you’d like to discuss a discounted fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several areas of current insurance coverage that remain controversial and troubling for the consumer:

  • When you use insurance, they require that I give you a formal mental health diagnosis — something that is not necessarily helpful to your treatment, but nevertheless something I must do satisfy their requirements. As such, any diagnosis I provide will become a permanent part of your health record, and this diagnosis could potentially become a hindrance to you in the future. For example, many life insurance companies will decline to cover someone with a formal mental health diagnosis.
  • Insurance companies have the right to dictate how long you can attend therapy. This gives them the right to stop covering your services regardless of whether I, as your therapist, or you, as my client, feel that you have resolved your challenges and are ready to move on. It’s like they get to sit in on every session with us — except, that they aren’t in every session, and they don’t necessarily know what’s best for our work together.
  • Insurance companies have the right to all of your mental health records. By remaining a private-pay client, you may still use FSA/HSA funds to pay for services, but you remain completely in control of your care, and the records of your teatment remain entirely confidential up to the limits of confidentiality established by state and federal law.
  • The choice to use insurance or to forgo it is a personal one. My goal in providing this information is to make sure that you, the consumer, are aware of possible disadvantages that come with using insurance when working with a mental health professional.