It is essential for you to find the right fit for you — someone who aims to truly “get” you, who you feel comfortable with and supported by. In fact, research demonstrates that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important indicators of successful therapy. I offer a free consultation for this reason, so that we can find out if we are a good fit to work together.
Fees for Counseling Services:
Intake sessions: $180
Individual 55-minute counseling sessions: $165
I am an in-network provider for the following insurance companies and networks:
First Choice Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Regence, Anthem, Premera)
Many insurance plans offer out-of-network benefits, meaning that you could choose to work with a provider not in network with your insurance and receive partial reimbursement. I recommend that you check with your insurance if you do not see them included in the list above to see what benefits you may have. I will promptly provide superbills upon request, which you can then submit to your insurance for reimbursement directly to you. Please be aware that you are fully responsible for the initial and ongoing payment of all fees for services, and I cannot guarantee reimbursement from your insurance company.
I am also happy to work with clients who pay out of pocket (which can include using out-of-network benefits or not using them) if they are unable to find an available, right-fit therapist who is in network with their insurance company, such as Kaiser. You may also decide that you choose not to go through insurance whatsoever. Paying privately means that your treatment is solely between your therapist and you, and that your information, including a mental health diagnosis, which is required for treatment paid for by an insurance company, is not shared with an insurance company.
Method of Payment:
Payment is due at each session. I use a HIPAA-compliant payment system called Ivy Pay, which allows you to pay securely by card. You may also be able to use your HSA or FSA to pay for sessions.
All appointments must be canceled at least 24 hours before the appointment time. Appointments that are not canceled within this time frame will be subject to a late-cancellation fee of the full rate of the session.
I contract with a billing service with whom I have a business associate agreement (BAA) binding them to confidentiality.
No Surprises Act:
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, 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.
- Make sure your health care provider gives 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. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit http://www.cms.gov/nosurprises