Your privacy is important. Many people are opting to not use third party payors to insure that their information is private and does not go to a data bank. PHI and HIPPA laws are intended to protect you, but that may not always be the case. Coaching and Therapy is a very private process that allows you to explore all areas of your life. How you decide to maintain the confidentiality of your life is YOUR decision as you hold the privilege to that privacy.
Fees for Coaching Services are $150 per hour. Teleconferencing is available. For Coaching services, a monthly retainer for those with variable schedules can be arranged.
The fee for individual, couples, or family therapy sessions is $150 per 50 minute session. Cash or check only.
Fees for psychological testing. Forensic services are typically $250/billable hour plus misc. expenses; Parenting Plan evaluations and expert testimony are discussed on an individual basis.
Insurance: In 2013, coverage for mental health services have changed substantially. As such, the length of sessions for persons using insurance has decreased. This will be discussed with you at your first session.
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. I currently participate with Blue Cross PPO; and Medicare. Some other insurances may also cover a portion of services provided. Please note that BC/BS is changing and may no longer provide many services, such as educatoinal testing. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
Do I have mental health benefits?
What is my deductible and coinsurance and has it been met?
How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session? What is my per session copayment?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Who has access to my information, that is do you contract with outside parties?
What does "Medical Necessity Mean" for Family Therapy?
NOTE: If you have Blue Cross as a secondary insurance to Medicare, you will need to pay your 20 percent copay at the time of service and your billing will be filed with Medicare.
Cash or Check or Wire Service
If you must re-schedule an appointment, at least 24 hours is necessary to avoid being charged for the sessions, unless it was due to an emergency. The fee for cancellation without a 24-hour notice or for a “No Show” is $75.00. This fee cannot be billed to your insurance company. Cancellations for Coaching Services depends on your agreement and retainer.
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Questions? Please contact me for further information.