FAQS & FEES
HOW MUCH IS EACH SESSION AND DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Each individual session is $90/hr at out-of pocket costs. I do have a sliding scale of $75 - $90 depending on income. With insurance, it all depends on what your co-pays are for Behavioral Health. Co-pays are usually listed on the back of your insurance card. With those with insurances I do not accept, I am able to provide invoices with services provided via email that you can potentially submit for reimbursement depending on your plan and out-of-network costs. Definitely call your insurance and see what they can do! I For group sessions, it depends on the purpose and goal of the group. Group Sessions range from $300-$350 for 8 weeks, which range from $37 - $50 per session.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Each therapy session is about 45 - 60 minutes. The frequency of visits depends on what is agreed upon between the clinician and the client. Frequency can range from 1x/weekly, to 1x/monthly. It all depends on the need of the client and was is appropriate for services.
WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT?
At the moment I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield. I am working on accepting a couple new insurances, but that depends on the application process and speed of being credentialed. Not all insurances are provider friendly, and I understand mental health care should be prioritized, which is why I have reasonable rates for out-of-pocket rates that include a sliding scale.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST SESSION?
During the first session, I work on getting to know you and learn why you are seeking counseling. I do try to send out intake forms via email before the first session so we can focus on building rapport and answering any questions you may have. I do go over confidentially (HIPAA), consent for treatment, billing/fees and cancellation policies, as well as offering to create a safety plan for those that struggle with self-harming behaviors and suicidal ideations.
WHY IS THERAPY A GOOD IDEA FOR ME?
Therapy is a safe place where you can process feelings and emotions around things that are often times shamed/stigmatized. It is a place where you can be supported without judgement or bias. Often I'll hear "you must think I'm crazy" during some sessions, and the experiences are ones that are more common than they might think. Different folks are raised to learn than mental health issues aren't as important, and are shamed around expressing feelings, especially feelings pertaining to pain. Pain, sadness, happiness, and joy are shared human experiences and we should feel empowered to talk about them out loud, and I strongly believe therapy is a space where each client can do so freely.