To be honest, therapy is just not cheap. It is an investement in yourself, and often people find that they are able to perform at a higher level (and earn more) when they are less weighed down by emotional baggage and feel more free to ask for what they deserve in the workplace. I do not contract with insurance companies because I do not find that they treat me or my patients fairly. I am, however, considered an "out-of-network provider" for most insurance plans should you choose to seek reimbursement.
Because I am not an in-network provider, your insurance company cannot impose limits on the amount and type of treatment you deserve. My fee includes a fifty-minute session as well as, if you wish, on-going communication with psychiatrists, primary care physicians, dietitians and schools. If you wish to seek reimbursement from your insurance company, I will provide a monthly invoice for that purpose. I am paid directly at the time of your session; I prefer checks, but also accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, most Benefits cards, and cash. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me via telephone or email by clicking on this link.
I find that I provide the best care when I am able to work with your other healthcare providers. At the same time, I am acutely aware that there is an unfortunate stigma surrounding mental health treatment and take confidentiality concerns extremely seriously. I will only ever disclose information regarding your status as my patient in the following situations:
- You expressly give me written permission (i.e., talking with your doctors or insurance providers)
- I am ordered to as part of a court proceeding (this is an extremely rare occurrence within the field)
- You tell me that you are planning to kill yourself or another person (not just thinking about it)
- A child, elder or other vulnerable adult is being abused
All information I may provide about your care in these limited situations is kept to the absolute minimum necessary to meet a specific purpose. Furthermore, I will always tell you prior to any disclosure and discuss any ramifications to you and your care. I work with a variety of people from numerous professional backgrounds and thus am very happy to discuss with you the nature and bounds of confidentiality protection. If you have further questions about fees, please feel free to contact me via telephone or email me by clicking on this link.