WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
My rate is $180 for a 50-minute session (Monday through Friday 9am-4pm). Emergency or After Hours Consultations are $300 for a 50-minute session (5pm to 9am, all hours Saturday and Sunday).
WHAT IS A "GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE"?
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 800-985-3059.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
I am an in-network provider for Aetna. Due to variation in benefits, I cannot guarantee that behavior health services are covered by your insurance plan. You are responsible for receiving authorization from your insurance provider and assume responsibility for any fees not covered by insurance, including by not limited to deductible and copayment fees. Please check your coverage carefully. In-network status is subject to change at any time.
With other insurance providers, I am considered out of network and can provide you with a statement detailing any direct payments you have made including codes necessary for potential reimbursement upon request.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL LAST MINUTE?
In the event that you need to cancel an appointment, please give me notice within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time to avoid any late cancellation fees. I understand that emergencies arise, so we can discuss extenuating circumstances.
WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I accept cash, personal checks, and most major credit cards. You can also use a flexible health savings account (HSA). Clients are responsible for payment at the time services are rendered.
WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment approach that helps people recognize when thoughts and behaviors are leading to negative feelings or problematic consequences. CBT aims to help people become aware of the way thoughts & beliefs affect their mood, self-concept, and relationships.
WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a treatment approach that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. It is an action-oriented intervention that is effective for treating anxiety, depression, and other stress-inducing conditions. ACT teaches mindfulness skills to help individuals live and behave in ways consistent with personal values while developing psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility means contacting the present moment fully in service of moving towards what is truly important in ones life.
WHAT IS EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is an integrative approach that combines imagery, mindfulness, and cognitive techniques. It’s an effective therapy that enables people to heal from the emotional distress of disturbing life experiences. EMDR is a multi-phase, structured treatment that is designed to meet each client’s specific treatment needs.
WHAT IS COMPASSION-FOCUSED THERAPY (CFT)?
Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT) was developed to help people who struggle with shame and self-criticism. CFT is a process of developing compassion for the self and others to increase well-being and aid in recovery.
WHAT ARE EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES (EFT)?
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or Tapping combines principles of modern psychology with ancient Chinese acupressure. These gentle, yet powerful techniques help to process difficult emotions, calm your nervous system, and improve neuroplasticity or your brain’s ability to restructure itself. Clinical trials have shown that EFT is able to decrease cortisol, the body’s stress hormone and reduce the physical and psychological impact of memories that trigger emotional distress. When we calm our nervous system & feel more relaxed in our bodies, we can be more present with life.