• Frequently Asked Questions

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    Do You Accept Insurance?

    Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for mental health services.

    I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:

    -Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?

    -Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?

    -Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?

    -Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?

    Does Therapy Help?

    Research has shown that therapy can be helpful. Another finding speaks to the importance of the therapeutic relationship. It is important to find a therapist you feel is a good fit for you and with whom you feel generally comfortable. How long therapy lasts can vary. Therapy is an investment of your time, effort, and money. An important part of therapy is knowing that you get out of it what you put in; therapy works if you work it.

    What Are Your Rates For Sessions/Evaluations?

    $350 (self pay bariatric evaluation)Bariatric Evaluations with Insurance: Initial Visit copay/cost with additional $50 report fee

    $200 (initial visit)

    $150 (return visit)

    Is Self-Pay A Good Option?

    While there are certainly financial benefits to using insurance to pay for therapy, there are also benefits in paying for therapy yourself. Most insurance companies require a diagnosis from a clinician or physician. Many reasons people seek therapy do not meet criteria for a diagnosis; for example, relationship issues, personal growth, and trauma. Insurance companies may also have a set number of sessions you can attend and will only pay for a portion of services. With self-pay, you and I will have complete control over the frequency of sessions and you can choose to participate in therapy as long as you are benefitting from treatment.  Another benefit is that you will be able to maintain privacy and your treatment will not become a part of your health records.

    Do You Offer A Sliding Scale Fee or Discounted Rate Sessions?

    I do offer a sliding scale fee in in certain situations, but I do offer a limited number of discounted rate sessions. If you have financial concerns, please talk with me about this. If I cannot accommodate you, I will do my best to refer you to a person or organization that can.