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-min sessions. Particularly for Eye Movement Rapid Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), 75-min sessions are often recommended. Sessions will often be every 1-2 weeks, but we may decide to meet more or less frequently depending on your current needs.
Fees and Payment
As of January 1st, 2023, my fee is $265 for 50-min sessions, and sessions of differing lengths are prorated at this amount.
You will not be charged for a cancelled session if you call or email at least 48 hours in advance. For appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 48 hours notice, a $125 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. Plans vary widely, and you are responsible for determining what insurance benefits you receive and obtaining reimbursement. 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?
No Surprises Act / Good Faith Estimate Notice
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
- For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 368-1019