Fees & Insurance
Before making the decision to use your insurance coverage to reimburse you for therapy, please consider the following:
Confidentiality: All insurance companies require some information about the reason for psychological treatment in order to process your claim. Insurance plans often require detailed information regarding the problem for which you are seeking help, history, symptoms, family and work life to make a determination if treatment is medically necessary . This information is then entered into an increasingly large information data system.
Control of Treatment: A psychiatric diagnosis must be made before most insurance companies will pay. Insurance companies use this diagnosis and your personal information to determine if treatment is medically necessary. The insurance company then determines what kind of therapy is approved, and how long it should continue, if you don’t have a limited number of predetermined sessions allowed. Many of the insurance company employees who make these decisions have limited training and do not have an understanding of who you are and what you are trying to achieve with treatment.
I am committed to confidentiality, and I believe that your therapy is yours, not your insurance company’s. Therefore, I do not participate in Insurance plans nor do I accept assignment of benefits. What this means is that I am not an “in-network” provider, and your insurance company will not pay me directly.
I provide a therapy service directly to you and I ask for payment to be made directly to me. If you wish to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, I can furnish you with a statement at the end of each month with all of the required information on it..