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       INFORMATION ON FEES

feeS & sliding sCALE

My private pay rate is between $85-$125.00. Payment is due at the beginning of each session.  Cash, check or credit cards are accepted.  A sliding fee scale is available on an individual basis.  Please feel free to discuss this option with me. 


Insurance

I accept straight Medicare and I am an Out of Network Provider, meaning I do not contract with health insurance companies.  If you are eligible for out of network benefits, you may be able to be reimbursed for my services from your health insurance provider, medical spending or health savings account(s).  I can provide you with a receipt that you may submit to your insurance company, and it is your responsibility to work with your insurance company regarding reimbursements.   


Diagnosis & Stigma

Health insurance companies typically cover services deemed medically necessary.  What this means is that you are required to have a diagnosis of a mental illness to be treated by a therapist working with health insurance companies.  While this certainly works for some clients, for many they would prefer not to have that diagnosis and stigma attached to their name.  Additionally, this view point goes against my belief that therapy can be beneficial even when not in a time of crisis.  Therapy can be beneficial in helping improve one’s quality of life through examining communication patterns, family dynamics, coping skills and self-care.