You Ask - I Answer
Choosing an effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapist is like choosing a life partner - chemistry and trust are an essential combination in a successful relationship. Got questions? I’ve got answers! I go above and beyond to act as a safety net for my clients, and strive to make their experience as pleasant as possible. Take a look at some answers to the most frequently asked psychology-related questions and requests below.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Most insurances plans reimburse for 45-50 minute individual therapy sessions. Initial intake sessions are 60 minutes. Phone calls longer than 10 minutes are also billable sessions but may not be reimbursable by your insurance plan and may be billed to you out of pocket.
WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We work with a variety of insurance plans and will bill them directly for services on your behalf. We also work with your out of network benefits so that you may be reimbursed by your insurance company for therapy services. However, some people are concerned about how well insurance companies safeguard the confidentiality of information submitted to them for reimbursement purposes and therefore choose to pay directly out of pocket. In cases where you may choose not to go through insurance or we do not accept the insurance you carry, we accept direct payment. Please be aware that you are responsible for payment of all services. Copays are collected each session. We will attempt to collect payment from insurance companies for 60 days. If we are unable to collect after 60 days, you will be billed directly for payment. You will need to settle any insurance disputes directly with you health plan.
Your employer may have a Health Savings Account (HSA) program that allow you to set aside a certain amount of your salary for medical and psychological services. This money is not counted as income for tax purposes, and you are reimbursed for health related services, such as therapy.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Sliding scale rates are offered selectively to current clients on a temporary basis to address short term hardship. Should the financial hardship occur for an extended period of time, clients are encouraged to contact their support systems and employers for assistance.