How do I begin the therapy process?

First of all, welcome! The idea of beginning your therapeutic journey can be both exciting and slightly terrifying, as is any big step in life. Sometimes coming to therapy is your idea, and sometimes it’s at the prompting of a loved one, but it is always the start of a journey of self-discovery and growth. I would love to speak with you on the phone for a few minutes to see if we are a good fit, as the most important part of any therapeutic journey is the match between therapist and client. If I believe that one of my colleagues is more specialized in an area that you are seeking support for, I am happy to give you some referral names. If it feels like you and I might work well together, we will set up an appointment time. I will then email you electronic versions of my informed consent and intake forms through a HIPAA compliant platform called Simple Practice. You can fill out all the forms before our first session, so we can spend our time together connecting rather than doing paperwork. I look forward to hearing from you as you step into this brave adventure of self-discovery and self-acceptance.

What is your fee per session?

Therapy sessions are $175 for 45 minutes for children and 50 minutes for adults. 80 minutes sessions are available for $275. I accept cash, check, and credit (through Simple Practice.)

Do you bill insurance?

While I do not file claims with insurance companies and am not on any insurance panels, I can provide you with a superbill that you can submit to insurance for reimbursement. Typically, if you have a PPO, you can receive some percentage back, although you will need to check with your insurance company for specifics.

If I don’t have insurance can I get a Good Faith Estimate?

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.