General Information Regarding Payment for Services:
Individual sessions are $175.00. Initial intake session is $200.00.
Payment is due at time of service.
Acceptable forms of payment are Cash, Check, or major Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard). I also take medical flexible spending account (FSA) cards.
Payment is due in full at time of service.
Please note that I require 24 hours notice of any cancellations. If you need to cancel within 24 hours, please call, email or text me directly, and note that this will result in full billing of the scheduled time, $175.00.
Have Insurance? Here's the deal:
Services may be covered in part by your health insurance. As I am an out-of-network provider, you will have to submit invoices from session (I'm happy to provide these) for reimbursement.
You can check with your insurance carrier regarding reimbursement guidelines by asking them:
Do I have mental health benefits?
Can I see providers out of my network?
What is my deductible? Has it been met?
How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
How much will you cover for an out-of-network provider?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Do I need approval from my PCP?
Some of these same questions can be helpful for ascertaining information around using your medical savings plan (FSA), if you have one.
What is a Good Faith Estimate (GFE)? Why are you giving this to me?
Under the law created by 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 bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Health care providers must give you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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.
What I'm reading...
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
I'm not always reading clinical books. Actually, a big part of my self-care is reading things that have little to do with
therapy. This slim book was a holiday gift and is a translation from Japanese into English. The story of a broken-hearted twentysomething living in the top floor of her uncle's overcrowded
bookshop has a evocative sense of place and is a quick read.