Telehealth Counseling

I use a version of Zoom that is HIPAA compliant. I am also happy to do a phone call if you are uncomfortable with video calls. I do like our first session to be on video just so we can meet each other virtual face-to-face.

Note: It’s important that you find a safe, private place to meet. If there are other people in the room who might overhear our discussion please let me know. Also it’s fine to meet with me from your car but NOT while driving. 

I charge $150 for 55 minutes.

I am not on any insurance panels. If you have out-of-network benefits some or all of the cost of counseling may be covered. I do take Health Spending/Savings Accounts. If you are interested in learning more about your out-of-network options, you can call your insurance company and ask the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many mental health sessions per calendar year does my insurance plan cover?
  • How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network mental health provider?
  • How do I obtain reimbursement for therapy with an out-of-network provider?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • What documentation do I need to submit to be reimbursed?
 

At the beginning of each month my electronic health records system can generate a superbill, which is an itemized receipt listing all rendered services from the previous month. Just let me know that you’d like access to this and then you can log in to the portal to download it to submit to your insurance company. This will also stand as a receipt to use for year end taxes. Please note: In order to submit a superbill you will need a mental health diagnosis. Not everyone who comes to see me meets the criteria for a diagnosis. We can discuss this further when we meet.

An excellent question and the truth is, I don’t know yet. My fingers are crossed for spring.

No Surprises Act and Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance, or who are not using insurance, an estimate of the expected charges for medical services. 

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. I will deliver your Good Faith Estimate electronically using my Client Portal as part of your intake packet.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.