Investing in your mental health and wellbeing
Here is a breakdown of our fees and payment structures.
In order to provide you with high-quality services, we do not participate as an in-network provider on insurance plans.
We don’t receive any benefits or referrals from insurance companies. Professionals refer to us and families choose us based on our reputation of providing quality services.
Reasons why we choose to not be on any insurance panels:
Reason #1 Confidentiality: To maintain the highest level of confidentiality of your mental health record. Insurance companies require details about your mental health that enter their electronic health record system and become a part of your medical record. We want to ensure that all our clients feel secure have the most confidential counseling.
Reason #2 Required Diagnosis: Insurance companies require a diagnosis. Even if the diagnosis is not appropriate, there has to be a diagnosis documented for reimbursement. This diagnosis essentially becomes part of your medical record. We want our clients to receive the help they need, without worrying about a diagnosis on their medical record which may have implications in the future.
Reason #3 Autonomy: Insurance companies require you to see a provider that they have contracts and agreements with. When you choose private pay, YOU have optimum choice of provider and privacy throughout the counseling process. YOU get to choose a mental health provider that best fits your need or is in the best interest of your child vs the insurance company having you choose a provider that is in the best interest of the insurance company.
If you are still considering using your benefits, several insurance plans offer to reimburse clients for their out-of-network behavioral health services. We can provide you with a receipt of services that includes all of the information you need to file for for out-of-network reimbursement with your insurance carrier.
Here is a cheat sheet that includes questions you can ask your insurance provider.
We accept all major credit cards and HSA cards.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
Good Faith Estimate
Beginning January 1, 2022, federal laws regulating client care have been updated to include the “No Surprises” Act. This Act requires health care practitioners to provide current and potential clients a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) on the cost of treatment.
This new regulation is designed to provide transparency to patients regarding their expected medical expenses and to protect them from surprises when they receive their medical bills. It allows patients to understand how much their health care will cost before they receive services.
There are a number of factors that make It challenging to provide an estimate on how long it will take for a client to complete mental health counseling treatment, and much depends on the individual client and their goals in seeking therapy. Some clients are satisfied with a reduction in symptoms while others continue longer because it feels beneficial to do so. Others begin to schedule less frequently, and may continue to come in for “tune ups” or when issues arise. Ultimately, as the client, it is your decision when to stop therapy.
When we first meet for our 20 minute screening call, we will verbally provide you with a Good Faith Estimate (GFE). In addition, this estimate will be available to you in writing and you can access it through the Simple Practice portal. Below we have provided our current session fees, projected for a 12 month period.
Session Fees + Good Faith Estimate
The above examples are provided to give an idea of the financial expectations for a calendar year. The frequency and duration is dependent on your individual needs, goals and additional add on services that are listed on the intake/consent form.
I look forward to talking with you and answering any questions you may have about the “No Surprises” Act and Good Faith Estimates.