Fees and Payment
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Fees range from $100 to $150 for one hour therapy sessions. A therapy hour is typically 45 to 50 minutes. Specialized services such as EMDR are 1.5 hour and fees are adjusted accordingly.
Payment is due at the beginning of each session. Since counseling is a time and financial commitment, it is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and safe in the therapeutic environment. In this regard, information gathered during the initial telephone contact helps us match you with the most suitable therapist for your needs.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
Payment can be made in the form of cash, debit card, and major credit cards-Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We do not accept checks.
CANCELLATION, NO SHOW, AND LATE ARRIVAL POLICIES
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, we ask clients to call at least 48 hours in advance to avoid being charged a $100 cancellation fee. Exceptions include illness and emergencies. If you arrive 15 minutes late, the appointment will be considered a no show and you will be charged, with certain exceptions at the practitioner’s discretion. As a courtesy, we offer automated text reminders to help prevent missing an appointment. However, text reminders should not be the only source of maintaining appointment day/time since technology glitches can occur and we are not responsible for the functioning of the off-site secure software program that sends text reminders. It is ultimately the client’s responsibility for maintaining his/her schedule of appointments.
We are no longer able to bill insurance companies for services. If you have out of network benefits with your insurance provider, you may be reimbursed by the insurance company. If you are interested in insurance coverage, we recommend you call your insurance company to verify your out-of-network mental health or behavioral health benefits for your particular plan. You will be responsible for paying for sessions at the time of service and we can provide you a billing receipt at your request which you can submit to your insurance company.
**If you have a HMO plan, they typically do not offer out-of-network benefits. If the financial commitment is a concern, we recommend you contact your insurance company to request referrals for in-network providers, or search for in-network providers through the insurance company’s website. Please note that insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis to be assigned which remains part of your permanent medical record, and they may request all or part of your mental health record for payment purposes, even if you request out-of-network reimbursement. While pre-existing mental health care should not prevent you from being able to change insurance plans in the future, we have heard of insurance companies charging higher premiums due to receiving mental health care in the past. They also can limit the number of sessions that will be covered, or require pre-authorization for more visits.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.Mahatma Gandhi