How much is therapy?
I charge $120 for a 50 minute session.
Do you have a sliding scale?
I have limited slots for those who cannot afford my full fee through Open Path Psychotherapy Collective. Click here to see if those slots are open and for more information about how the collective works. You can also see other local therapists who are part of the collective.
What about insurance?
I am an out-of-network provider, which means I am not on any insurance panels other than Caresource Medicaid. If you have out-of-network benefits some or all of the cost of counseling may be covered. I do take Health Spending/Savings Accounts. If you are interested in learning more about your out-of-network options, you can call your insurance company and ask the following questions:
- 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 plan cover for an out-of-network mental health provider?
- How do I obtain reimbursement for therapy with an out-of-network provider?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
- What documentation do I need to submit to be reimbursed?
At the beginning of each month my electronic health records system can generate a superbill, which is an itemized receipt listing all rendered services from the previous month. Just let me know that you’d like access to this and then you can log in to the portal to download it to submit to your insurance company. This will also stand as a receipt to use for year end taxes.
Please note: In order to submit a superbill you or your child will need a mental health diagnosis. Not everyone who comes to see me meets the criteria for a diagnosis. We can discuss this further when we meet.
Can you see me via Skype?
I can’t see you via Skype but I can see some clients virtually (note: Caresource will not pay for this service). I use a system by Doxy.me, which is HIPAA compliant (meaning it meets strict criteria about privacy and confidentiality). Before we can meet virtually I will need to meet you in person so we can both make sure that virtual counseling makes sense and so we can discuss how it will be structured. Virtual therapy can be effective but it’s not ideal for everyone. If you are looking for virtual therapy and I don’t feel I can serve you well, I’ll be happy to give you the names of other therapists who work virtually.
I can also see my regular face-to-face clients by computer or by phone if they will otherwise miss a session because of traffic, kids and other unruly life events. We can talk about that when we meet.