Rates & Payment Information
What are your fees for a Therapy Session?
Therapy is an important investment in your self-care and wellbeing. My rates for therapy reflect my level of education, training, and experience. Currently, my standard rate for services is $230 for 45 minutes. I do reserve several income-based sliding scale slots in my practice.
Clients who start out at my full fee but experience financial or employment setbacks may also request a reduced fee.
What types of payment do you accept?
I accept all major credit and debit cards. Your credit/debit card information will be stored in an encrypted, HIPAA-compliant payment processor. To be consistent with the 2-business day cancellation policy (below), I will authorize payment within two days of our session as a means of confirming your appointment.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide at least 2-business days worth of notice. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session.
Do you take insurance?
At this time, I do not accept insurance. However, I can provide you with what's called a "Super bill" that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services with out-of-network providers.
I 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?
Do I need pre-authorization before beginning therapy?
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?
The major benefits to private pay are the greater levels of privacy and freedom to choose your treatment plan. Insurance companies often require detailed information about your mental health, including your diagnosis along with progress updates. This can create a problem for many of my clients who do not meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis but wish to improve their quality of life. In addition, insurance companies may restrict the types of treatment techniques allowed and/or the number of sessions they are willing compensate.
What can I expect when I start therapy?
I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to learn a bit about why you are seeking therapy and see if it feels like a good fit. The first session is about getting comfortable with the process. You’ll be able to tell me a little more about what you hope to gain from therapy as well as your expectations about the therapeutic process. In the beginning, weekly sessions are common. Frequency is always tailored to individual needs.