How do I schedule an appointment?
Please send me a message through this website under the "Contact Me" section. I will email you back to arrange a time to connect for a free initial 15 minute consultation to assess if we are a good fit therapeutically.
Do you accept insurance?
Beginning July 1st, I will no longer be paneled with any insurance companies. This allows us more freedom in treatment planning, as we will not have to conform my counseling approach to an insurance company’s expectations, which can be far from reality.
I do provide superbills, which means a client will pay out of pocket for the session and I will be able to provide superbills to clients to re-submit claims directly with insurance from providers who are out of network, like me. I will be utilizing the service of Reimbursify in order to help clients submit these claims to their insurance company and Reimbursify will help to follow up on those claims for clients. I cannot guarantee that your insurance will reimburse for out-of-network. Please contact your insurance company directly and get any commitment to pay from them in writing.
Here is a great blog post on understanding your out-of-network benefits: https://blog.zencare.co/guide-to-out-of-network-benefits/
What are your rates?
Intake sessions can last from 60-90 minutes and involve history taking, making treatment goals, etc. Intake sessions cost $180.
After an intake is complete, regular 55-minute counseling sessions are $150.
What is it? An EMDR intensive therapy session is a 3 or 6 hour therapy session in which we use EMDR therapy to uncover and heal past traumas, stuck beliefs or anything else you are not moving past as quickly as you would like.
By using these longer EMDR intensive sessions, we are able to make progress much more quickly because we are not being interrupted by starting and stopping and losing ground between sessions. I have seen clients make an incredible amount of progress in a short time.
How does it work? We will meet for approximately 1-3 sessions beforehand to get history, develop a plan and make sure you have plenty of resources and strategies to manage the emotions that come up. (Current clients may already be at this point).
During the longer sessions, we will take regular breaks to stretch, walk around, or get a drink. I will have water, tea and snacks for those who meet in person at my office, or we can meet online. 6-hour sessions will have a 1-hour lunch break.
Does insurance cover it? Insurance may cover the preparation sessions leading up to the intensive as well as follow-up sessions, but the intensive session itself is a non-covered expense and will be self-pay, paid in advance.
While this is an expense, it may be the least expensive option for you in the long run as it's very possible you will not need as many therapy sessions overall.
What if I already have a therapist? That's great! I enjoy working collaboratively with other therapists and it is no problem to do the EMDR Intensive sessions with me and then resume working with your current therapist.
Good Faith Estimate:
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law (No Surprises Act - Effective Jan. 1st, 2022), health care providers need to give patients who don’t 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 health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
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, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
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