Fees for services are $160 for counseling and typically range from $500-2,000 for evaluations (depending upon the purpose of the evaluation & testing materials required). A reduced fee option for counseling is available on a limited basis to established clients. The costs for educational workshops vary, and are noted along with each workshop description. I accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, HSA cards/checks, and personal checks.
Please be advised that I am not an approved Medicaid provider, and therefore cannot provide therapy services to Medicaid enrollees. By law, it is illegal for non-Medicaid providers to accept private pay from Medicaid enrollees for any services covered by Medicaid regardless of whether the individual client pays directly or makes arrangements for another individual to pay.
I understand that many people search for a psychologist who is on their insurance carrier’s in-network provider list to minimize the cost of services. In the past, I accepted insurance – but I became very uncomfortable with the conditions insurance companies placed upon clients and their providers. I believe your mental health and quality of life are top priorities, and I do not believe that you should be limited to a certain number of sessions per year, or be forced to reveal extremely personal details about your life to insurance companies in order to justify receiving coverage for services. Additionally, though I am qualified to diagnose the clients I work with, I believe strongly in the importance of focusing on strengths, growth and solutions, instead of labeling symptoms – this is especially true for children, as it can be difficult for them to escape from the stigma of diagnoses received in childhood as they grow older – and insurance companies require a diagnosis to cover services. For these reasons, I choose not to accept insurance at the present time. If you choose to pursue out-of-network coverage with your insurance carrier, I am happy to provide you with the diagnosis and service codes necessary to receive reimbursement – please use this printable Guide to Your Insurance Mental Health Benefits to assist you with the initial process. Many people choose to pay for services through Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts, which typically do not require a diagnosis or limit services in any way. Please feel free to contact me for more information.