Financial

Current Fees:

Consultation: This is a one-time meeting to explore the possibility of working together. Includes discussion of the client’s history, issues and concerns, as well as my training, philosophy and methods.   Cost: $150.00

Individual, couples or family session:

16-37 minutes: $75.00.

38-52 minutes (This is my standard session and is usually 50 minutes): Cost: $150.00 

53 minutes and over: $175.00

Phone Consultation, for current client, between sessions, 21-30 minutes: $45.00

Group Psychotherapy: 90 minutes. Contingent upon the applicable group having current openings; and completing a screening session to determine whether it could be a good fit. Cost: $30.00

It is my policy and strong preference to not be involved in clients’ legal matters. If  I am compelled to become involved in a client’s legal proceedings (deposition, Court appearance, or other legal matters), my hourly fee is $450.00, in part to cover the cost of my own legal consultation.  

Note: My fees are subject to periodic increase. 

 

INSURANCE:

I am not in-network with any insurance plans. I do not offer services as an in-network provider.

 

REDUCED FEES:

My standard session fee is $150.00 per session and is subject to periodic increase.

I do sometimes offer a reduced fee for people who are not able to afford my full fee. The availability of this arrangement depends upon several factors, including how many of my other clients are currently using it, and my clinical judgement. 

 

NO SURPRISES ACT:

A new law, the “No Surprises Act,” goes into effect in January 2022. As of the time I’m writing this, the law is brand new and there seems to be much confusion about how it will apply to private practice psychotherapy.

I will provide you with a Good Faith Estimate (GFEs) of the expected financial cost of treatment, in accordance with the current legal requirements as I understand them. GFEs are estimates, not contracts. They do not require you (or me) to proceed with treatment, and the actual total expenditure may vary.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers a dispute resolution process for therapy clients who believe they have been charged excessively. For more information or to begin a dispute process, go to their No Surprises web page or call 1-800-985-3059.   Here is the HHS website page specifically for health care consumers. 

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