Frequently Asked Questions
You Ask - I Answer
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THE FIRST SESSION?
Our first session will generally last 50 to 60 minutes, however, some presenting issues may require information be gathered across multiple sessions for a more thorough assessment. The first session will focus on reviewing Informed Consent, Confidentiality, Policies and Procedures, discussing mental and medical health histories, current main concerns, and therapy goals.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I currently accept Aetna and out-of-network plans. I am happy to provide a Superbill that is submitted to an insurance provider for reimbursement. It is important that you speak directly with your insurance and are aware of your out-of-network mental health coverage
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?
I charge $200 for both in-person and telehealth sessions. I accept cash, check, credit card, or debit card.
WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK MY INSURANCE COMPANY?
What are my Out Of Network Mental Health Coverage Benefits?
How many sessions does my insurance cover per year?
What percentage does my insurance cover for each therapy session?
Is there a deductible I need to meet before I can be reimbursed?
Do I need a referral for psychotherapy from my primary care provider in order to covered?
DO YOU OFFER TELEHEALTH / VIRTUAL SESSIONS?
Yes! I offer both in person and virtual services through a secure telehealth platform.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY SESSION?
In order to not be billed for the session, you must notify me 24+ hours before the time of the scheduled session.
No Surprises Act & 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, health care providers must give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business date before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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/ or call 1 (800) 368-1019.
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