Psychotherapy Sessions and Fees
Normally I conduct an evaluation which will last 2 to 4 sessions. By the end of the evaluation, I will offer you some initial impressions of what our work will include and an initial treatment plan. During this time, we can both decide whether I am the best person to provide the services in order to meet your treatment objectives. If psychotherapy is initiated, I will usually schedule one 55-minute session per week at a mutually agreed time.
There are two payment options in my practice. I only accept payment by check or cash, and payment is due at the time of service.
The first payment option is a sliding scale fee. The fee is based on client’s gross monthly income.
The second payment option is a flat fee for clients who want to use their PPO health insurance and who are retired. I do not accept HMO health insurance. I am an “out of network” provider. If you have a PPO you may choose your own therapist in or out of your insurance network.
Your reimbursement depends on the terms and conditions of your insurance contract.
I recommend that you call your insurance company to find out what benefits you have for therapy. I can assist you with information and questions to ask. At the end of the month, upon request, I will provide you with a billing invoice with dates of service, diagnosis and other information insurance companies need to process the claim. You submit the claim to your insurance company directly.
At times clients start with using one scale and then switch to another. I am happy to discuss with you those options, so that you can make the best financial decision. Should you want to change the fee option, the change will occur at the date the change was made and go from that point forward.