50 or 90 minute sessions are available by appointment.
Due to the rising costs of health care, insurance benefits have increasingly become more complex. It is sometimes difficult to determine exactly how much mental health coverage is available. Managed Health Care plans such as HMOs and PPOs often require authorization before they provide reimbursement for mental health services. These plans are often limited to short term treatment approaches designed to work out specific problems that interfere with a person’s usual level of functioning. While much can be accomplished in short term therapy, some patients feel that they need more services after insurance benefits end.
You should also be aware that your contract with your health insurance company requires that I provide them with information relevant to the services that I provide to you. I am required to provide a clinical diagnosis. Sometimes I am required to provide additional clinical information such as treatment plans or summaries. In such situations, I will make every effort to release only the minimum information about you that is necessary for the purpose requested. This information will become part of the insurance company files and will probably be stored in a computer. Though all insurance companies claim to keep such information confidential, I have no control over what they do with it once it is in their hands. In some cases, they may share the information with a national medical information databank. I will provide you with a copy of any report I submit, if you request it.
It is important to remember that you always have the right to pay for my services yourself to avoid the problems described above as well as receiving a Psychological Disorder which is necessary in order to have your sessions paid for by insurance.
Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment.
Your appointment has been especially reserved for you. If you are not going to keep your appointment, please contact me at least 24 hours in advance or you may be charged a full session fee.
Questions? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.