$150 for a 1 hour session
I am not set-up to direct bill insurance. I do provide a receipt (known in the trade as a “super-bill”) which is usually sufficient to provide to your insurance for possible reimbursement. Please check with your insurance provider for specifics. Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
I accept cash, check Paypal, and all major credit cards as forms of payment.
Fees may be considered a tax-deductible medical expense, check with your accountant.
Side note about insurance billing: Please be aware with the health care reform act, filing an insurance claim may result in a “diagnosis” being attached to your medical record permanently; for this reason many clients prefer not to submit bills to their insurance for possible reimbursement. Additionally, insurance typically only reimburses for a “mental health” diagnosis, such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, etc. Another difficulty with billing insurance is that a plan administrator may make a decision on maximum number of visits and determine if therapy seems “necessary”.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me at (818 533- 8781) for any additional questions you may have. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you!