Insurance, Fees and Policies

I am a preferred provider for Medicare and a few other insurance plans.  I am considered "out of network" for other plans. Feel free to call me for current information about this.      

If you wish to seek reimbursement from your PPO health insurance plan, I will provide you with a billing statement that you can submit to them. According to many PPO plans, I am an “out of network” provider and some portion of my services may be covered. However, you will need to call your insurance plan to verify coverage amounts.

Specific fees are based on services offered (e.g. free telephone consultation, comprehensive intake evaluation; follow-up therapy appointment, etc.): Payment is due at the time of service, and I accept both cash and checks.

I believe that anyone who is motivated to seek therapy should have access to services. Individuals with limited financial resources are encouraged to call the office for a free telephone consultation to discuss their situations.

To get more information about your own plan’s mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier and get answers to the following questions:

  1. What are my mental health benefits?

  2. What is my annual deductible? Has it been met?

  3. What is the coverage amount per therapy session for  “parity” and “non-parity” conditions?( Your carrier can explain these terms to you)

  4. How many therapy sessions per year does my plan pay for?

  5. How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?

  6. Do I need a referral from my primary care physician before I can see a mental health provider?

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule an appointment, you must give me a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. If you miss your scheduled appointment without giving me prior notice, you will be billed for the appointment, since the time was reserved specifically for you.