Frequently Asked Questions
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, and credit card.
Do you take insurance?
I am not contracted with insurance panels and am an out-of-network provider. However, upon request I will provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Potential questions to ask your insurance provider about out-of-network coverage:
- What are my mental health benefits for out-of-network providers?
- Does my plan require a referral or pre-authorization?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my insurance cover?
- What is the copayment amount per therapy session?
- What am I required to submit to receive reimbursements?
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN OUR FIRST SESSION?
I believe that having the right fit between client and therapist is essential in establishing a therapeutic relationship with the best potential for positive change. The first session is a chance for us to get to know each other to help determine whether I am an appropriate therapist for your needs. I will ask about both current and historical information that can inform this. Oftentimes I will schedule a 75-minute initial session so we have enough time for me to understand your presenting concerns, for you to ask questions, and to discuss the best steps moving forward. Occasionally, it may take more than one session to make the appropriate determination of goodness of fit. In the event that I believe my skill set is not the best match for your needs, I will do my best to provide referrals to other providers who are more suited to work with the concerns you are looking to address.
Is therapy confidential?
The law protects the relationship between a client and a therapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. However, there are certain exceptions.
- When there is reasonable suspicion of the abuse of a child, dependent adult, or elder.
- When the client communicates a threat of serious bodily harm to others.
- When the client intends to harm him or herself.