What About Insurance?

 

Many people use insurance to pay for counseling services.  But for several reasons, I and a growing number of health care providers do not contract with insurance companies. Indeed, many of my clients prefer to pay privately for psychotherapy. This is because, in order for you to be reimbursed by your insurance company for my services, I must render a diagnosis, which becomes a permanent part of your medical record. Many people prefer that mental health care not be a part of their medical record.  Therefore, they simply pay privately for those services and the insurance company is not a part of the transaction.  

 

However, I understand that many clients want or need to use their health insurance for counseling.  Unfortunately, most insurers do not pay for couples counseling. You should check with your carrier and find out about your specific plan. While I do not file insurance, I will be happy to provide you with any documentation you need to file your claim. You will simply be reimbursed at an out of network rate (likely higher deductible and higher copay). Your insurance coverage is a contract between you, your insurance company and possibly your employer.  I am not a party to that, but again, will assist you in seeking reimbursement.  

 

Payment is due at time of service.  I have a 24 hour cancellation policy.  Your appointment is reserved for you and I will guard that time.  If you cancel prior to 24 hours before your scheduled session, you will not be charged. Otherwise, the full fee is due at your next session.  

 

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