If you are considering psychotherapy, I encourage you to schedule an initial consultation session in which you'll have the opportunity to get a feel for how I work, while I begin to learn about your concerns and make an assessment.
It will be during the initial consultation that we will discuss the appropriateness of psychotherapy at this time, and we'll develop a plan for your next steps. Your plan may include scheduling additional sessions. The length and frequency of the sessions will also be discussed at this first meeting, and will depend on your level of distress, your preferences, my clinical assessment, your time limitations and financial concerns. The initial plan will be adjusted as we proceed. I see clients at frequencies of two sessions per week, once a week, and every other week. Typically, towards the end of your treatment the frequency will be reduced to once a month.
It is essential that financial issues do not prevent you from obtaining the assistance you need and deserve. Although I do provide a significant portion of my work at a reduced fee, these arrangements are in high demand. You may either pay out-of-pocket or utilize your health insurance. Be advised, however, that when you use your insurance, I will need to share your treatment information, as requested, and to submit a claim with your mental health diagnosis -- without a diagnosis, they won't pay for your sessions. If this is something you don't feel comfortable with, we can discuss out-of-pocket payment or a sliding scale.
Below is a list of the insurance companies with whom I am currently credentialed:
- Cigna Behavioral Health
- Espyr - EAP
If your plan is not listed above, but allows you to see out-of-network clinicians, I will provide you with an invoice that you can submit for reimbursement after each session. If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) as part of your benefits, you can order checks and use them to to cover the co-pay, deductible or out-of-pocket fee.
Payments are made by check or cash only.