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Counseling & Personalized Coping Skills Training Services
Psychotherapy interventions, and personalized coping skills training for adults, adolescents, couples, and families; with the goal of improving mental, emotional, behavioral, and family functioning. I utilize a supportive, goal-oriented integrative approach using Cognitive-Behavioral, Reality and Interpersonal Therapy with an emphasis on finding solutions to personal problems and developing positive coping skills for effective living.
Payment is due, in full, at time of service unless insurance coverage is verified or other arrangements have been made with this office
Most Insurance Plans and EAP benefits accepted
Payment may be made with Cash, Check, Credit, Debit, or HSA Card
Psychotherapy Sessions last approx: 50 Minutes - based on governmental and insurance guidelines
Self-Pay Session Fee: $80.00 per Session (Beginning January 2018)
No Show Fee - as per Policy Statement $60.00Court Testimony and / or Deposition: $200.00 per hour - plus expenses
Most insurance plans require an annual deductible and/or a co-payment to cover the expenses of treatment.
All EAP sessions require pre-authorization from the EAP Company before first session.
Insurance Question to Consider
"Should I use my insurance coverage, or pay out-of-pocket?"
When you choose to pay for your outpatient mental health counseling on a self-pay fee-for-service basis, you have much more privacy, freedom and control over your therapy. You have the privilege of complete confidentiality within the confines of the law. Also, the right to choose which therapist you want to work with, what issues and concerns you feel appropriate for treatment, and how long you feel it necessary to continue treatment.
When you ask your insurance company to pay for your outpatient mental health counseling, you give up some of your rights to confidentiality, and most of the control over the treatment process. True privacy and confidentiality means sharing sensitive, personal information with a single, trusted professional chosen by the client.
Managed care and insurance companies are required by the Federal law "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", to utilize EMR "Electronic Medical Records" for all transactions between medical providers and insurance payors. This law requires the sharing of your private medical information electronically with multiple entities who are not chosen by the client. The case must be reviewed by the insurer to verify coverage, document and approve treatment, document payment for services, determine care continuation and termination. Health insurance companies use a medical disease model, so reimbursement requires a "diagnosis" label and treatment is restricted to what is medically necessary. This medical information becomes part of your permanent medical record and can follow you to all future insurance carriers.
Every benefit package is different and determined by the contract between the insurer, MCO, employer and/or employee.
insurance plans require an annual deductible and a co-payment to cover the
expenses of treatment.
Always check with your insurance carrier to determine your benefit plan for outpatient behavioral / mental health services covered.