Initial Counseling Intake (60 minutes), $125
Individual Counseling Session (53 minutes), $100
Individual Counseling Session (85 minutes, typically NOT covered by insurance), $150
I am an in-network provider for most Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans and the Tulane Student Resources United Healthcare plan. As an in-network provider, I file claims on your behalf. You are typically responsible for your deductible, and once your deductible is met, you pay your contracted co-payment/co-insurance fee at each session.
If you wish to use out-of-network benefits and these are available on your plan, you are responsible for the full fee at each session. I will supply you with the necessary documentation to seek reimbursement from your insurance carrier.
Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
Risks of Using Insurance
Insurance companies only pay for things that are “medically necessary.” This means that someone has to actually diagnose you with a mental health disorder AND prove that it is impacting your health on a day-to-day basis. Anything that is part of your file becomes a permanent part of your file. This means that when you apply for new health insurance, life insurance, and certain types of job, they can require an authorization to release information to view your entire medical record.
You can be told over the phone that something is covered and you can still be denied once they review the diagnosis. If the therapist receives a denial of the claim, you are then responsible for the bill.
(Summarized from http://www.apeacefullifecounseling.com/using-health-insurance-to-cover-counseling/)
I accept cash, check and all major credit cards as forms of payment.
In many cases therapy sessions are reimbursable through Health Spending Accounts offered by your employer. Please check with your benefits department.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!