FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long and how frequent are therapy sessions?
A: The initial session will last for one hour and subsequent sessions will be 50 minutes. While most patients engage in weekly therapy, the frequency will be determined between you and your therapist.
Do you accept insurance?
A: Insurance is not directly accepted through this practice. This was a mindful and well-thought-out decision. Insurance companies dictate terms of treatment and require a diagnosis when it may not be appropriate for your individual need for service. Often mental health treatment is a preventative service however insurance companies only allow treatment for medical necessity. This may prohibit you from getting the help you need now before your situation progresses.
What does this mean?
A: You pay directly for your sessions at time of service. Detailed receipts (superbills) can be provided to you at the end of every month for your own submission for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company directly for any Out of Network and/or reimbursement related information. It is always advisable to ask your insurance company if you have Out of Network Benefits and if they are included with your individual therapist. Your therapist will gladly help you through this process.
How much do sessions cost?
Intake session (60 minutes) – $150
Subsequent sessions (50 minutes) – $150
What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Cash, check, credit cards, or HSA cards are accepted, and payment is received at the time of service. A credit card is required to remain in your file.
What if I have to cancel?
A: This practice has a 24-hour cancellation policy. This means that if you need to cancel your appointment, please inform the therapist 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. If 24 hours is not given the full session fee will be charged to your credit card on file. Of course, we know that emergencies happen and will work with you if a situation arises.
Can I send you text messages?
A: Texting is not a confidential way to communicate, however it may be used for non-confidential information such as scheduling and weather updates. Please call with anything confidential in nature. Email is great for appointment changes and non-confidential updates. Your privacy is important!
**Good Faith Estimate
Notice to clients and prospective clients:
Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
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