Rates and Insurance
Private pay, while it might seem like a larger investment upfront, does have benefits. Whenever I provide any form for insurance reimbursement, I am required to provide a mental health diagnosis. While I personally hate the stigma that exists around mental health, I want clients to have the personal choice to decline a mental health diagnosis going on their permanent health record. When going through a third party payer, the insurance company also reserves the right to audit your file at any time and is notified of any time that you meet with your therapist. Paying out of pocket allows you to choose a therapist who best meets your needs without having to worry about insurance companies limiting your options and being privy to your information.
For those wanting to use private pay, my rate is $155 for the first session, $155 for 50-60 minute sessions and $135 for 45 minute sessions.
I am currently in network with most BCBS, United, Aetna, Oxford and Oscar Health plans. I do not accept Medicare or Medicaid plans. If you want to file out of network benefits, I will give you a superbill, or “receipt of services”, that provides the information needed to file out of network benefits. Once you have the superbill, you will need to contact your insurance to receive those out of network benefits. Please note that if you are using insurance, I will need to provide a mental health diagnosis to your insurance company.
Reduced Fee and Uninsured
I want to do my part to make counseling accessible to all and offer a limited number of reduced rate slots. Also, I partner with an organization called Psychology for All that provides therapy to those who are uninsured and are low income. Please ask about these in our phone consultation if you are needing financial assistance to access counseling services.