During our first session, I will conduct an in-depth assessment to get a holistic sense of your concerns. This intake session is $250 and is meant to help make the first few sessions more productive as well as inform our later work. Subsequent sessions are $200. Payment is due at time of service and can be made by cash or check. Payments may also be made through eligible health savings accounts.
As a licensed psychologist, much or most of my fee may be covered by your health insurance and Health Savings Account (HSA).
I am an in-network provider for Premera Blue Cross, Lifewise, First Choice Health and Kaiser PPO, and most out-of-state Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. I may be considered an out-of-network provider for other insurance plans.
To check what services are covered by your insurance, here is a list of questions you might find helpful to ask your insurance company.
- Do I have mental health benefits?
- Do I need pre-authorization? If so, how do I get that?
- How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
- What is my co-pay for an in-network (or preferred) provider?
- What is my deductible? How close am I to meeting that deductible for this year?
- Is approval or referral required from my primary care physician?
Please note that if you are using insurance to pay for therapy, you may face limits regarding number of sessions or length of treatment that could be covered. Also, most insurance companies require that I provide information about you, such as diagnosis(es) and treatment plan, before they agree to pay for sessions. This information varies from company to company. I will always release the least amount of information required for you to be reimbursed, but it is important that you are aware of this as you decide whether or not to use your insurance to pay for your therapy.
Cancellation and Late Attendance Policies
You may cancel an appointment with at least 24 hours notice to avoid a fee. Insurance companies will not cover the cost of a missed session. If you have not given 24 hours notice, you may be responsible for paying for your reserved time slot at our next meeting.
Please note that in the case of a late arrival, appointments will still end at their scheduled time.