Because positive outcome in therapy is dependent on the quality of the therapeutic relationship itself, I encourage you to choose a therapist you actually like, and with whom you feel a strong connection. I offer an initial consultation session (30 minutes) at no cost. This is a time for you and I to meet, and to see if we would be a good fit.
My current fee is $100 per session. I also offer a limited number of sliding fee scale slots based on need and availability. Please inquire if interested.
Once a counseling fee is determined, the fee is paid in full at each appointment, or in advance. I currently accept cash and checks.
Most insurance companies cover my services as an “out-of-network” provider.
I do not bill your insurance company directly, so I will collect the fee for your session in full at the time of service, either in cash or check. I will then provide you with a proper itemized receipt of services that you may submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Your receipt will include a diagnostic code (reflecting why you are seeking therapy), a billing code (reflecting that it was an individual therapy session), and all of my professional identification information (EIN, Oregon LPC credentials, and National Provider Identifier) that will be needed for processing.
It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider to determine what your specific insurance plan/policy covers. When contacting your insurance provider, be sure to ask how many sessions you might be pre-authorized for, what your deductible is, and what your co-payment might be if you were to see me. In the state of Oregon, Psychotherapy sessions do count toward your overall deductible.
Although I can’t guarantee that your insurance company will reimburse you for services, I will do everything in my power to provide you with appropriate documentation to receive reimbursement.
If you have any questions regarding fees (or any other concerns), please contact me.
I hope to hear from you soon!