Sessions are $150 per 60 minutes, and we meet weekly. (75 minutes is $185 and 90 minutes is $225. Longer sessions are reserved for trauma processing or couples sessions.) I accept cash, check and card. You can securely store credit/debit/HSA/FSA cards with me using Ivy Pay, which is HIPPA compliant. Fees are adjusted occasionally, so you may be quoted a different amount on the phone. See below for information on lowered fees and insurance.
The amount you pay me is not simply for one hour a week; the fee is commensurate with having a therapeutic container week-to-week and for my years of experience as well as my ongoing training and consultations that keep me up to date in the field.
It may be well worth the investment to pause on other discretionary expenses for the time-being, or use some of your savings if you have any, to pay for psychotherapy. I'm happy to discuss a short-term or concentrated therapy plan with you, but I make no guarantees that you can make the changes you want in any given time period.
Regular attendance is part of the container we are building for your healing work. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy in which you are responsible for the full fee. I am firm about this, regardless of the reason, because the time has been reserved exclusively for you and it is difficult to fill an hour with short notice. I will do my best to reschedule you into a later time during the week.
Accessibility to quality psychotherapy and mental health services, particularly for trauma, is important to me. I want to truly provide access to people who are under-employed or would be compromising basic living expenses if they paid more. For this reason, I have a reserved portion of sliding scale slots with no pre-determined low fee. If I feel you qualify, I'll ask you to tell me what you can actually afford and I accept that amount however lowered without question until/if/when your circumstances change. Some sliding scale spots are lowered but not low, and for those slots I may have a limit in mind and will negotiate with you based on your income and needs. If I can't accept you at this time, I can provide some links to other resources.
I am not paneled with any insurance companies. If your insurer covers out-of-network therapists, you'll need to pay me directly and I can provide you with a monthly "superbill" (invoice) that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. It's best to call your insurance before we get started.
Questions to ask your insurance provider:
Does my plan provide me with out-of-network reimbursement for psychotherapy?
Am I covered to see a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist?
Is there a deductible I need to meet before you will reimburse me?
Is there a limit to how many sessions will you cover?
How much of the fee will be reimbursed? (Note: If they cover a percentage of the "allowed fee," ask how much the allowed fee is, because it may be lower than my full fee. For instance, if the allowed fee is $80 and they cover 30%, you will only be reimbursed $21 per session.)
Do I need a mental health diagnosis on the statement I receive from my therapist? Do I need my birth date or any other of my identity information on the statement?