What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a service provided by a Licensed Mental Health Counselor to help people learn about themselves, reveal barriers blocking them from experiencing lives of well being and fulfillment, and providing tools to allow them to better

Can I interview a therapist before deciding?

I offer a 15 minute Meet and Greet to give you an opportunity to judge if you feel comfortable with me and assess if you feel I can provide you the care needed.  Please note there is a small fee for this session and it is not covered by insurance.

How long are therapy sessions?

Psychotherapy sessions are 55 minutes in length.

What kind of clients do you see?

I specialize in treating clients with eating disorders. I have 25 years of experience and am comfortable treating clients with a wide array of life issues as well.

Is this covered by my insurance?

In order for insurance to cover counseling services, you must have an evaluation that documents a clinical diagnosis.  With a clinical diagnosis, most insurance plans do cover mental health counseling.  

Do you accept insurance?

Currently I participate with Care First/Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Cigna. If you have a different insurance company you can check with them to see if you have out of network benefits and you can then likely be reimbursed for sessions.

How much does therapy cost?

If you are using your health insurance, your out of pocket costs vary from plan to plan. We will work hard to notify you what the expected costs will be in terms of per session. Some people have standard co-pays and some people, especially those with high deductibles, will have to pay for the full session. For those that will not be using insurance, the fee for a 55 minute session is $125.

How do I know what my specific plan covers?

You should always contact your insurance company before you access any health care as each insurance plan is unique. Sometimes pre-authorization is required and sometimes you may have a deductible or copay and you should know those specifics.

Is payment required at time of visit?

Yes.  As stated above, as a courtesy we will tell you your estimated cost and expect to collect that at the time of the visit. When insurance has been billed and payment received we will adjust your balance accordingly.

What kind of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, personal checks and credit cards. Note that if a personal check is returned it will include a $25 service charge.