Fees & Insurance
As of September 2019, I charge the following full fees for my services:
- Initial Diagnostic Evaluation — $175 per session
- Individual Counseling — $150 per session
- Couples Counseling — $160 per session
- Professional Consultation — $125 per hour
- Clinical Supervision — $125 per hour
- Care Coordination — No charge for the first 15 minutes. $35 per 15 minute increment thereafter
- Paperwork & Documentation Requests — No charge for first 15 minutes. $35 per 15 minute increment thereafter
Counseling sessions are 50-53 minutes unless otherwise discussed. If you are late to your appointment, your session will be reduced in time. If you are over 20 minutes late, the session will be rescheduled and a late fee will be charged (see below). If my fee creates a hardship for you, please discuss this with me. I reserve a limited amount of reduced-fee spots for those underemployed, unemployed, or students. Please check with me about the availability of sliding scale appointments. Payment arrangements must be agreed upon prior to the start of treatment.
Insurance & EAP's
For your convenience, I will file claims directly to insurance plans when I am an in-network provider. Currently, I am an in-network provider for:
- Premera Blue Cross/Lifewise
- First Choice Health Network
- Kaiser Permanente – Access PPO (not Core)
- Lyra Health
Prior to the start of treatment, I will help you verify that your insurance policy covers outpatient mental health/counseling services so you are aware of your financial responsibility (e.g., copays, deductibles, etc). In some cases, a pre-authorization may be required before services can be provided. Occasionally, some insurance plans may only allow for a 45-minute session. You will be informed if this is the case.
For other insurance plans, I am considered an out-of-network provider. You will want to verify that your insurance will provide out of network reimbursement prior to the start of treatment. I require my full-fee payment at the time of the session and as a courtesy, I will submit your claim to your insurance company for reimbursement, if out-of-network reimbursement is allowed.
Cash and checks are accepted forms of payment. Major credit cards (VISA and MasterCard) are accepted but will incur a 3.5% convenience fee. Payment is due at the end of the session. Account balances must be up to date before treatment services can continue.
Treatment is a commitment and is most effective when sessions take place regularly. However, it is understandable that sometimes things come up that prevent you from attending your appointment. If you do need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, it is your responsibility to provide a 48-hour notice. Failure to provide 48-hour notice will result in a $100 late cancellation fee. Last-minute exceptions may be occasionally made in the event of illness, inclement weather, and true emergencies and *only* at the discretion of the provider. **Please note that insurance companies do not reimburse for missed appointments.*