Fees/Insurance

Individual Therapy Sessions$275 (55 min.) Intake Evaluation
$200 (55 min.) Weekly Sessions
Regular/Weekly Couples Therapy Sessions$275 (80 min.)
Ad-Hoc Relationship Consultation$275 (80 min.)
Discernment Counseling$425 (120 min.)
Two-Day Therapy Intensive$4500 (12 hours)
One-Day Therapy Intensive$2500 (6 hours)
Full Assessment$1500 (4 hours)

Insurance Plans I Accept

(for Individual Therapy ONLY)

Terms

Individual Therapy:

The fee for individual therapy sessions can be dealt with in several ways depending on your insurance provider. If you are covered by an insurance provider that I am paneled with, insurance will be billed at the time of service. Co-pays will be collected at the time of service, or directly after insurance coverage has gone through (typically within 3-4 weeks after a session). If you are not covered by the insurance providers/plans that I am paneled with (see list above), the full session fee will be collected each visit at the time of service. You may pay for your session fee or co-pay/co-insurance fee with a credit card or health savings account card.

If I am not in-network with your insurance provider, I am happy to provide a “superbill” (an insurance-ready receipt) for you to submit to your insurance plan so that you can be directly reimbursed for out-of-network services.

Individual Therapy Appointments and Cancellations
Cancellations and re-scheduled sessions will be subject to a full charge if not received at least 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE. This is necessary because a time commitment is made to you and is held exclusively for you. If you are late for a session, you may lose some of that session time.

Couples Therapy:

Unfortunately couples therapy is not deemed “medically necessary” by insurance companies and therefore is not covered by insurance. As such, couples therapy is an “out-of-pocket” expense not covered by medical insurance. When working with couples, the relationship is my identified client, and therefore I cannot provide a mental health disorder diagnosis since there is no individual client to be diagnosed. I will often utilize the Z-code “Z63.0: Problems in relationship with spouse or partner” when treating relationship issues/problems in couples therapy. This code is not recognized as a “medically necessary” condition to treat by insurance companies.

It is insurance fraud to bill for couples therapy under a different diagnostic code if I am not treating other diagnoses. Please understand that I disagree with the insurance industry’s decision to not cover the treatment of relationship distress. However, I must follow insurance rules on this, which means I cannot submit claims to insurance for couples therapy services when the couple is jointly identified as my client and/or we are working on relationship distress as the primary reason for therapy.

Superbills will not be provided for couples therapy services. Therefore, when you work with me for couples therapy, you are agreeing to pay in full, out-of-pocket with a credit card or with your health savings account card with the knowledge that insurance will not cover the cost of our work together.

Couples Therapy Scheduling and Cancellation Policy:
If you choose to engage in weekly couples therapy sessions, you will be reserving a weekly therapy appointment that will be charged/paid each week at the time we have scheduled your session. Please note: you will be charged for the appointment whether or not you attend the appointment, as you are paying for a reserved time slot. In return, the missed appointment fee (which is a full session fee) will be waived for one missed appointment per quarter. Also, in order to help minimize missed appointment fees, at your request, I can sometimes offer options for rescheduling a missed appointment during the same week the miss occurs, as options are available. If we are able to reschedule during the same week you will still have the option of your quarterly waiver. If I need to cancel a session, you will not be charged. If your session falls on a holiday that I am working and you choose not to attend, you will not be charged.

Couples Therapy Intensives and Couples Full Assessment:

Half of the total price of the one- and two-day Therapy Intensives and the Full Assessment will be charged upon scheduling and is non-refundable. The remainder of the fee is collected one week prior to the date of the intensive. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you may move your appointment once without penalty.