improving life, KNOWLEDGE  & uNDERSTANDING

                        THROUGH MENTAL HEALTH

RATES & INSURANCE

RATES - THERAPY SESSIONS  (ADULTS, CHILDREN & TEENS INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES SESSIONS)

Rates for therapy sessions will be discussed during your consultation or during your first office visit.

My customary fee is $160 per 50 minute therapy hour. Payment is required at the beginning of each session and accept

cash, check, or credit card. 


INSURANCE


Your sessions may be covered by PPO insurance plans. You pay for each of your sessions and at the end of

every month I can provide you with a “Superbill”, or receipt, that you can submit to your insurance provider

for full or partial reimbursement. I will be considered an “out-of-network” provider. You can verify

your insurance coverage by asking your insurance company about your benefits.


I am accepting AETNA, CIGNA, MHN and Blue Card (Blue Cross/Blue Shield Commercial) at this time.


RATES - ANGER MANAGEMENT / EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

INDIVIDUAL -  Anger Management Coaching  $80 per session.

Individual Anger Management Assessment $100. (Mandatory)

Individual Anger Management Enrollment including Workbook $75  (Mandatory)

GROUP -  I DO NOT CURRENTLY OFFER A GROUP

Children - Teens - Anger Management issues are addressed in individual and family counseling sessions.  Your child

learns how to identify and cope with feelings of anger and frustration , reduce stress, learn self calming strategies, to

think more positively, as well as practice social skills. There is no workbook to purchase or enrollment fee for Children.  There is a workbook that can be purchased for a more structured approach.

RATES - POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM (PPP)

INDIVIDUAL PARENTING CLASS OR PARENTING TEAM / UNIT $80/50 Minute Specialized Session

PAYMENT

Cash, check, Major Credit Cards, HSA / Health Savings Account and some Insurance Plans as an out of network provider

are all acceptable forms of payment.  Credit cards are accepted via Square in the office or PayPal

online at FindingSolutionsTogether.com on the Make A Payment page.  If you choose the credit option to pay

for your session, please complete payment before your session. We also accept credit card payment in the office:

Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.

Please also note that you do not need a PayPal account to complete a payment through PayPal.

TREATING EXPERT WITNESS / TESTIMONY


If subpoenaed or requested, my fee is $320/hour with a minimum of four hours.  This fee is to be paid in advance of or the commencement of testimony, deposition or any proceedings. 


INSURANCE

I am an "out of network" provider.  PPO insurance plans that offer coverage for "out of network" services may help cover the cost of therapy.  HMO's will not cover the sessions. However, psychotherapy is considered a medical expense and you can use it as a tax write off at the end of the year.


Working with me as an Out of Network provider, you will pay the customary rate ($160) for each session in full when service is rendered and I will provide a "Super Bill" for you to submit to your insurance company that may cover all or a portion of your session costs depending on your insurance coverage.  You will be reimbursed by the insurance company if the service is covered.

Please verify your benefits prior to your first session.

Check your coverage carefully by asking your insurance provider the following questions:

Do I have mental health benefits?
What is covered? How many sessions per year are covered?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
Will individual sessions, family, couples, child/play therapy be covered?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session for an out of network provider?

Some people choose to pay out of pocket and not utilize insurance companies as they do not offer you the client/patient complete confidentiality.  If billing is submitted to an insurance company, they will likely it require information such as a diagnosis and attendance history, but not specific information that is discussed in session.

CANCELLATION

If you no show your appointment or do not give me 24 hours-notice before your appointment that you will not be able to attend, you will be required to pay for the full cost of the session.

Also, it is a rarity that I will need to cancel sessions due to personal reasons or clinical reasons relating to another client. 

REDUCED FEE

Reduced fee services are available on a limited and as needed basis.  This fee is based on income and some financial information is required before fee is determined.   Please contact me for further information or if you have any questions.

PLEASE CALL TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT OR CONSULTATION AT (424) 215-6285.

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