Individual 

therapy

$175 initial / $150 Follow Up

sex therapy

$175 initial / $150 Follow Up

couples

counseling

$175 initial / $150 Follow Up

I am not in-network with any insurance companies, but I will give you all the information you need to file the claim with your insurance. My focus is on your treatment, but I understand the need to offset the costs and I will help you with it.  The amount you may be reimbursed depends on your policy. I recommend that you contact your insurance company to find out exactly what they are willing to cover. 

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR INSURANCE ABOUT OUT-OF-NETWORK COVERAGE

Therapy may be covered in part or in full by your health insurance plan. Check your coverage carefully by asking your provider these questions:

1. Do I have "out-of-network" mental health insurance benefits?

2. What is my deductible and has it been met?

3. What is my "co-insurance"?

4. How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

5. What is the coverage amount per session?

6. Is approval required from my primary care doctor?

BENEFITS OF PAYING OUT OF POCKET VERSUS USING INSURANCE

All insurance companies mandate that the individual seeking therapy obtain a diagnosis. This is so the insurance company can determine whether THEY feel that therapy is "medically necessary" for you.

 

Insurance companies typically have the right to audit your treatment plan and progress notes, which compromises confidentiality. They may limit your coverage to a set number of therapy sessions per year, regardless of what you may be going through.

Other things to consider are timing, long-term costs, and availability. Often times your insurance provider may require you to meet a deductible before coverage kicks in, and at times, meeting the deductible can take some time. If you have a set number of sessions and a high deductible, using your insurance may not be the most cost-effective option long-term.

Above all, you are limited to therapists that are only within network so finding the "right fit" may prove to be even more challenging at times.

Considering all of the above, paying out-of-pocket may be a better fit for some. Please feel free to contact me to discuss further.