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Insurance and Payment:
I accept a number of insurance providers and private payment. Please check with your individual insurance plan to see if I am an in-network provider. I am NOT in any HMO networks. I do not accept Medicare of Medicaid.
If you use your insurance to assist with payment, I will submit claims to your insurance company or provide you with an insurance claim form for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Mental health services may be covered in full or in part by your insurance provide and individual plan. Mental health benefits are sometimes managed differently from medical benefits and sometimes handled by a different company altogether.
To ensure that you fully understand your insurance coverage and contract with your health care insurance company, please contact your insurance provider before your first appointment.
I do not negotiate settlements on disputed claims or accept responsibility for ensuring payment from your insurance company. You are responsible for all co-pays, co-insurance, and any un-met portion of your individual plan deductible at the time of service.
If I am not in your insurance network and you would like to discuss a private pay fee, I am happy to do so. I offer short term sliding scale privately paid agreements.
What to expect:
During your initial sessions, I will gather your history, evaluate your concerns, and you and I will collaboratively create a treatment plan that addresses your needs and goals.
Sessions are typically once a week on mutually agreed upon, consistent day and time. A sessions lasts 45-55 minutes per your insurance plan or privately agreed upon rate. The number of sessions will be determined by your progress toward meeting your goals.
I have a firm 24 hour cancellation policy and charge a full non-contracted session fee for no show / no call missed appointments.
Confidentiality is extremely important to me therefore I adhere to all ethical and government standards. A copy of my privacy practices is available upon request. Your information and what is discussed in session will be kept between us. During your first session, any limits to confidentiality will be explained.