Insurance and fees, including filing out of network
Fees for services are as follows:
Initial 10-15 min phone consultation: free
Initial 60 min intake session (in-office or telepsychology): $275
Ongoing 55 min therapy sessions (in-office, in the community and telepsychology): $200
Requested letters/forms/case consultation: Free up to 15 min, then pro-rated hourly rate
During the initial phone consultation, we will talk about what you are hoping to get out of therapy, and if the approach I use is a good fit for you. If you want to use insurance coverage (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), please have that card available during this call, as I will get your plan information from you in order to check your benefits. If we want to proceed, then we will schedule the initial intake session.
Subsequent sessions are typically held weekly for 12-16 weeks. Therapy goals will continue to be assessed together so that we can be sure that we are making progress in a way that is meaningful to you, and we can adjust what we are doing, and how often we are meeting, as needed. As we approach termination, we will talk about how to best support this transition and celebrate the progress you have made towards a life of flexibility and meaning.
Fees and copays are due at the time of service, and cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted. Balances due at the end of the month will be charged to the credit card on file.
I maintain a limited number of reduced rate sessions. Please contact me to inquire about current availability.
Checking insurance benefits
For clients with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans, I will check your benefits and coverage before we begin our work together, and request that you also verify your benefits. For clients without Blue Cross Blue Shield, I can provide you with an invoice (called a superbill) needed to file for reimbursement from your own insurance company. If your plan does not cover our work together, you will be responsible for the fees for any services provided. You can learn more about how to verify your insurance coverage here.
What if I have to cancel, or forget my appointment?
Appointments canceled with fewer than 24 hours notice, or that are missed without notice, will result in a $200 fee that is not reimbursable by insurance.
There are a number of fantastic websites and organizations available if you want to learn more about anxiety, OCD and trauma. Here are a few of my favorites:
Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (professional organization for ACT)
There are some books that I find myself recommending to clients over and over, which can be supplements to the work that we do, as well as resources that clients may choose to work through on their own. Of note, the links below are not affiliate links, and I do not receive compensation for recommending these books. I think they are wonderful resources and hope you find them as invaluable as I do.
Finally, I know that podcasts can be a great source of entertainment, and enjoy listening to them myself. There are also some fantastic options out there to help support clients in their work, as well as orient them to treatment. Here are some that I recommend frequently that are related to the work that I do with clients.
The OCD Stories
Psychologists Off The Clock
The Hilarious World of Depression
Invisibilia (especially the first episode of the first season called “The Secret History of Thoughts")
Death, Sex and Money