Therapy is an investment of your finances and your time.
So I understand that when you’re investing in therapy, you deserve to get the most out of it, whether you’re working to restore your marriage or create a healthier, more balanced life for yourself.
When we work together, you’ll be getting quality, evidence-based treatment with a plan specific to your needs and goals.
Here are just some of the ways that you get the most out of your investment in therapy:
- You can complete the intake paperwork online at your leisure, so that when you get to my office, there’s no additional wait time.
- If you need to contact me between sessions, I’m easily accessible through secure messaging.
- I administer research-based questionnaires over time to help us best assess your individual health needs and the strengths and growth areas in your relationship.
- You’ll also receive customary care coordination. With your permission, I reach out to any other providers (physician, psychiatrist, or another provider) involved in your care. I believe coordinating treatment is an important part of providing you with effective, holistic care.
Initial Intake Appointment for Couples (90 minutes): $225
75-minute couple therapy session: $190
55-minute couple therapy session: $160
Initial Intake Appointment for Individuals (75 minutes): $160
55-minute individual therapy session: $140
All Initial Intake Appointments Include:
- Assessment session (90-minute or 75-minute)
- Review of intake paperwork and questionnaire results prior to your session (you don’t have to show up early to complete paperwork)
- Customary care coordination at your request
- Treatment plan specific to your goals and needs, along with an estimation of the expected length of therapy based on your presenting needs
I accept cash, credit, or debit cards.
I also accept Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts. It is usually best to check first before using HSA or FSA, to ensure that therapy will be covered.
What about insurance?
There are several reasons I do not take insurance:
- You as the client have less choice and freedom in your mental health services when using insurance. Many health care plans offer very little coverage for mental health services, or may even require preauthorization, in which you have to justify why you need services. Even with reasons for justification, the insurance company still may not authorize services. Many insurance plans also only authorize a certain amount of therapy sessions at a time. So when you run out of sessions, the need for continued services must be justified, and you still may not be authorized to receive more sessions. So therapy may end before you have met your goals.
- There is also reduced confidentiality when insurance is used for therapy. Your insurance company may require more confidential information from the therapist to justify the need for services. Your confidentiality is limited as more personal information is released. Even after receiving more information, the insurance company still may not authorize continued services.
- When you use insurance for mental health services, you also have to receive a psychiatric diagnosis. It is important for you to know that some psychiatric diagnoses are not eligible for reimbursement from insurance companies. Insurance does not typically reimburse for marriage/couples counseling.
Many clinicians do not accept insurance for a variety of reasons. Without using your insurance, you have control of the choices made in your treatment. You have increased privacy and you do not have to have a mental health disorder diagnosis. You’re able to determine the length of therapy with me, and discuss issues with me that insurance doesn’t typically cover, such as improving intimacy and communication in relationships, coping with stressful life changes, and more.
If insurance is still a must for you, please feel free to reach out to me. I will be happy to talk with you about your needs and provide some referrals that may be better suited for you and your insurance provider.
Are you ready to invest in improving your mental health and your relationships?
Contact me today to schedule your free 20 minute phone consultation.
During your consultation, we can discuss how therapy will help you improve your life and your relationships. You can share about your needs and expectations for couples counseling or individual counseling, and how I can help you.