I provide individual psychotherapy for adults and older teens. At this time, I do not offer couples counseling.
I offer standard 50-55 minute sessions or extended 75 minute sessions for those who prefer more time. Please contact me for current rates.
If you are considering using your insurance for psychotherapy, please read the following:
I do not participate in any health insurance plans and will not bill insurance directly. However, if you would like to use your insurance for psychotherapy, I will be happy to prepare a monthly statement for you that you can submit to your insurance company. You will likely be reimbursed for a percentage of my services at an “out-of-network” rate. It is incumbent upon you to check directly with your insurance company to determine if your policy covers psychotherapy and what you can expect for reimbursement.
It is important to me that you are informed about all aspects of psychotherapy, so I want to share some information you should be aware of before you use your insurance to help pay for services. First, insurance companies will only reimburse for psychotherapy when it is deemed a “medically necessary” intervention and treatment is only considered medically necessary when it is for a diagnosable condition. Therefore, in order for an insurance company to accept a billing statement prepared by me (or any other psychotherapist) it will need to include a numerical code that corresponds to a mental health diagnosis. Second, the fact that you have seen a mental health provider for a diagnosable condition will become part of your permanent record. This record is not only on file with your insurance company but will almost certainly find its way to a centralized medical database. As you know, releases for medical records are common on a range of applications including: employment; health, life or disability insurance; adoptions; security clearances; and intake forms for seeing new healthcare providers. In an ideal world, the reviewers of these applications would consider psychological treatment a responsible and even commendable step towards taking care of ourselves and choosing to get the most out of our lives. But we all know that, at present, our world is something less than ideal. All of this being said, the financial advantage of using insurance sometimes outweighs any disadvantages. So, if you determine that billing insurance is in your best interest and you do in fact meet criteria for a formal mental health diagnosis, I will gladly provide you with the monthly statement you will need to submit to your insurance company.