What to Expect
"It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been buried deeply."
Between You and I
In the first few sessions I will be able to gather the necessary information to get to know about you and what you would like to work on in our therapy. During this time, it is important for you to consider whether you feel comfortable working with me. Therapy involves a significant time commitment and effort on your part, and it is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist.
I will also be considering the fit between us with regard to my ability to help you with your specific problem(s) or concerns. If I feel you may be better served by another professional with specialized training in a specific area of expertise, I will let you know and assist you, if desired, in connecting with another professional. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let me know.
When we agree to move forward with therapy, it is most beneficial to schedule weekly sessions whenever possible. This is particularly helpful in the beginning of therapy. As we progress, together we may schedule sessions more or less frequently according to your needs. I will consistently check-in about how our work together is feeling, and we will make adjustments as needed/desired in terms of focus, strategy, etc.
The fee for an initial evaluation (first session) is $300.
Follow-up sessions are $200 for 45 minute visits. If needed, 60 minute sessions can be arranged.
I do my best to make therapy affordable and accessible. Please contact me to discuss payment options if you have financial hardship.
Payments & Cancellations
If you have a PPO plan with Out of Network (OON) Benefits, you may be able to file a claim to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost. I will provide the detailed invoice that you may use to file a claim with your insurance company.
I accept cash, checks, all major credit cards, HSA, and FSA accounts.
Sessions cancelled less than 24 hours in advance are billed at the full session rate.
No Surprises Act
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a 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.