Frequently Asked Questions

Fees & Insurance 

What are your fees?

My current fees for individuals and couples are:

  • $150 for a 50-minute session

  • $225 for a 80-minute session

My current fee for Hypnotherapy is:

  • $300 for a 2-hour session

My current fee for Professional Consultation:

  • $125 for 45-minute phone or video consultation

Do you accept insurance? 

I am an out-of-network provider. If you have mental health insurance benefits you may be eligible to submit a claim for reimbursement of out-of-network services. If you choose to seek out-of-network reimbursement I can provide you with a monthly statement (also called a "superbill") that you may submit to your insurance provider.

You also have the right to petition your insurance for a single case agreement, which is a contract between an insurance company and an out-of-network provider for a specific patient, so that the patient can see that provider using their in-network benefits. If you do not have out-of-network benefit you can make a case for why my specific expertise is beneficial to you (a specific referral/letter from a medical care provider may help in this process).

Many clients successfully use their insurance to pay for all or a portion of services. I suggest you contact your insurance company, using the number located on the back of your insurance card, to ask questions about out-of-network coverage as they pertain to your plan so you can make an informed decision before starting therapy. 

What questions should I ask my insurance company about out-of-network benefits?

  • Do I have mental health benefits?​

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

  • How many mental health sessions per calendar year does my insurance plan cover?

  • How much does my mental health plan cover for an out-of-network mental health providers? 

  • How do I obtain reimbursement for counseling with an out-of-network provider?

  • What is the coverage amount per session?

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

What form of payment do you accept?

I accept payment in cash, check, debit and credit cards. Payment is due at the time of each session. I do not bill for services or carry account a balance.

Do you offer a sliding scale?

I do offer a limited number of income based sliding scale appointments.  

At this time, I do not have any openings for sliding scale appointments. You may request to be added to my wait list for a sliding scale spot HERE

Can I use my HSA or FSA card?

Yes. In most cases you will be able to use your HSA or FSA for therapy services. 

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