Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I do not accept insurance at this time but I can provide you with a superbill for each session upon request.
WHAT IS A SUPERBILL AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
A superbill is a detailed receipt that includes diagnostic codes and procedural codes. The superbill reimbursement option is a way for you to utilize your out-of-network benefits through your insurance. You pay the full fee up front and at the end of each month, I will provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company that may be applied toward your deductible or may be eligible for partial reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits for behavioral health services. This option is not available for every insurance plan, so make sure you call your insurance provider to check what out-of-network benefits you have before the first session.
WHAT IS A GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE?
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
DO YOU HAVE A SLIDING SCALE?
There are a limited amount of sliding scale openings for those who are highly motivated and have financial limitations. Please feel free to ask if this is your situation.
WHAT ARE YOUR TYPICAL FEES?
My fee is $140 for a 50-minute session. For couples there is an additional $40 fee for an online Gottman questionnaire I use as an assessment tool. Although assessment is ongoing, the first 3 sessions are considered assessment sessions, which are different than a typical therapeutic session. I After the initial 3 assessment sessions, couples often choose to meet for longer sessions (75-90 minutes), which would be pro-rated.
HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?
Initially, it often works best to meet weekly to address the concerns that brought you to therapy and to offer more immediate relief. After that, we usually decrease session frequency as needed for ongoing work. We will work together to find a meeting schedule that best addresses your needs and goals.
DO YOU OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION?
I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to answer questions you may have and to see if it would be a good fit to schedule an initial intake session.