Frequently Asked Questions

 
What can I expect in my first session?
The first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and determine if we are a good fit. During this initial intake and assessment, I will ask what brings you to therapy and gather information about your history and background. Choosing a therapist is an important decision, so there will be plenty of time to ask me any questions you may have about my practice. At the end of our first session, I will offer you my honest opinion about whether I can be of help to you, and make a recommendation about how to proceed.
How long will my appointment be? Is it always once per week?
The therapy hour is 50 minutes long. Most often, the frequency of sessions is once per week, although more frequent visits are available on an as-needed basis.
What is your scheduling availability?
Scheduling is subject to change and may be hard to predict. Please inquire directly about current availability.
What is the cost per session?
Please inquire directly about current session fees. Sliding scale appointments are sometimes available, based on availability and financial hardship. If you require a sliding scale fee, please let you provider know prior to your first visit. Payment is due at the time of the session and accepted forms of payment are a credit card, cash, or check.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes. Please make any schedule changes or cancellations at least 48 hours in advance to avoid being charged the session fee for missed appointments.
Do you accept insurance?
I am not currently in-network for any insurance providers. This is commonly referred to as being an OON or “Out of Network” provider. However, I am happy to provide a monthly statement a.k.a. “superbill” for your records, which can be submitted to your insurance company to petition for reimbursement. Reimbursement for out-of-network providers depends on your benefits and coverage.
What is a Good Faith Estimate under the No Suprises Act?
Good Faith Estimate Notice
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, commonly known as the No Surprises Act, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a 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. It is recommended that once you receive your good faith estimate you keep a copy for your records or take a picture for future reference. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate,
visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call
HHS at 1-800-985-3059

 

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