Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance?
I am a private pay therapist and do not bill insurance directly. However, I do provide many of my families "superbills" at their request to submit to insurance.
What is a "superbill"?
A superbill is essentially a fancy receipt that I can provide for you to submit to your insurance directly. You will want to contact your insurance provider directly to ask about their reimbursement policies.
So why don't I accept insurance?
I have found that working directly with insurances limits the type of work I do in several ways. One of which is the frequency and length of session insurances allow clients access to. I develop treatment plans unique to each of my clients and prefer to avoid having a third party dictate our work together.
Secondly, when using insurance, a mental health diagnosis is mandatory. I prefer to design our work together around supporting your goals versus labeling with a particular diagnoses. I am especially aware of the long term consequences diagnoses can have on children's experiences long term (i.e inability to join the military, police force, etc).
How often should I expect to attend session?
While this will depend largely on each of my client's unique needs, typically you can expect that sessions will be once weekly to begin. As goals and progress are met, we begin to taper down.
How much are your sessions?
My intake session is with parents only (for clients under age 13). Intakes are 90 minutes and $180. Following session are 50-55 minutes and $130.
I am a teen, I don't want my parents to know I am going to counseling, and I can't afford the full amount. What can I do?
I have a select amount of sliding fee scale spots open for teens that would benefit from support but are unable to financially access it. If this is the case for you, please reach out to me so we can chat further about available options.