We do not accept insurance and clients are seen on an out-of-network basis. What this means is that sessions are paid for up-front and you are provided with something referred to in the insurance industry as a Superbill. You submit the Superbill to your insurance company, and they reimburse you according to your policy’s out-of-network benefits. We are often asked why we are not in-network with insurance. We believe confidentiality is of the upmost importance in working with clients. Therefore, we have chosen not to work with insurance companies for a number of reasons. First, when filing insurance, companies require that clients are given a diagnostic code for billing, even if a diagnosis may not be appropriate. By not billing insurance, we can meet client needs without labeling the mental illness for an outside company. A second reason we do not bill insurance is that most insurance companies require clinicians to release private information to a third party or insurance company, subsequently increasing the risk of client’s information being exposed. Also, if you or your child needs a federal background check such as joining the military or for a number of other reasons, his or her personal information may be obtained through insurance. We want to offer the highest protection of your private mental health information.
Third, rather than allowing insurance companies to dictate your treatment, we want to have a collaborative process with you in regards to your treatment. For example, some insurance plans choose the length of treatment, number of sessions, or duration of sessions. By not filing insurance, we are able to offer you the most effective treatment as opposed to allowing insurance to determine treatment options. We want to give you the most confidential and best quality of counseling!
We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards as forms of payment. Health Savings Account (HSA) cards are also accepted.
Once an appointment hour is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it unless you provide 24 hours advance notice of cancellation [unless we both agree that you were unable to attend due to circumstances beyond your control]. If you have an appointment scheduled on a Monday and need to cancel your appointment, you will be expected to pay for it unless you provide advance notice of cancellation by Friday the latest. [If it is possible, I will try to find another time to reschedule the appointment.] Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of your therapist.