Finding quality, engaging care that is tailored to your needs is more affordable than you think.
While we do not accept insurance, our standard 50 minute session fee of $60.00 is comparable to some insurance copays. Initial intake (first) sessions for couples or families, where more than 1 person is present, are approximately 90 minutes and are $85.00 for the 90-minute session. This allows additional time to meet with the couple or family, review paperwork, get to know one another, establish boundaries, etc. Payment can be remitted using check, cash or a credit/debit card.
GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE Information:
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" of expected charges.
You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Why do we not accept insurance?
1) Confidentiality & Privacy - Ultimately, one of the key success factors for successful treatment outcomes is ensuring clients feel safe and heard within the confidential space of the therapy room, which we foster and protect on behalf of clients. Sharing your treatment information with a third party creates a paper trail that neither client nor therapist have ownership nor control of.
2) Future Access to Benefits - In order to provide coverage for mental health services, your insurance company will require a diagnosis as part of the claims process, which is submitted to your insurance provider. This carries a certain amount of risk to confidentiality and privacy as your diagnosis remains on record indefinitely via your insurance carrier's documentation and may negatively effect access to obtain future benefits, such as health or life insurance.
3) Control of Treatment - Along with requiring a diagnosis, insurance companies determine tenets such as treatment frequency and number of sessions. As the expert in your journey, we honor that as we build a collaborative treatment plan, seeking to provide the greatest quality that is the best fit for you. Additionally, the requirement of a diagnosis should not be a requirement for treatment nor something that is on your permanent medical record.