Free Phone Consultation
Prior to a first appointment, I offer a free phone consultation (approx. 15 min) where we can briefly discuss your concerns and any questions you might have in determining whether I am a good match for what you are looking for. I will also ask you some questions to make sure I have the appropriate experience and resources to meet your needs.
Individual Therapy Sessions
We will then meet for a first session, where I can continue to get to know you and your concerns. This initial 60-minute consultation session will be a time for us to decide together whether we should move forward in our work together.
Thereafter, therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes long, although some clients prefer longer 75 minute sessions. Sessions will often be weekly, but we may decide to meet more or less frequently depending on your current needs.
Couples Therapy Sessions
Couples counseling sessions are typically 60 minutes long, including the initial consultation session. When working with a couple, I typically meet with each person for one individual session during the assessment process, but most sessions will be held with both members of the couple.
Fees and Payment
My fee is $195 for the first 60-minute consultation, and $195 for subsequent 50-min sessions. A $5 discount is given for payments via check, cash, or Venmo.
You will not be charged for a cancelled session if you call or email at least 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, a $100 late cancellation fee will be applied.
I am an out-of-network provider, which means I am not on insurance panels. Upon request, I can generate a monthly statement that you can forward to your insurance company if you have insurance coverage and would like to seek reimbursement. Many health insurance plans will reimburse for treatment provided by a licensed psychologist. Depending on your insurance coverage, your out of pocket cost may be comparable to an in-network provider, since I do not charge copays. However, plans vary widely, and you are responsible for determining what insurance benefits you receive and obtaining reimbursement. In some cases you can ask your insurance for a “single case exception”, explaining why you are unable to find another clinician with my same skills and abilities in your area, and they may be able to cover the treatment. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session for an out-of-network provider?