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What should I expect in my first appointment?Finding a therapist who is a good match is essential to the therapeutic process and efficacy. We will spend the first session getting a sense of each other so you can get a sense if we are a good match. You are welcome to ask any questions you may have and/or share any concerns about starting therapy. In order to spend our time most efficiently, you will not spend any time in session completing paperwork. Prior to our first appointment, I will send you a link to my confidential patient portal where you will find a few brief documents about my practice, confidentiality in therapy and forms where you can provide some information about yourself.
Do you accept insurance?I am not on any insurance panels so am considered an out of network provider. I send out superbills monthly that you can submit to your insurance provider to receive reimbursement for our sessions. Each insurance plan has specific procedures for reimbursement. PPOs generally have very good reimbursement once the deductible is met. Here are a few questions you may want to ask your insurance provider: • What is my behavioral/mental health out of network deductible? • How much of my deductible have I met? • How much is the reimbursement for session with a psychologist who is out of network?
What are your fees?My fee is $250 for a 50-minute session. I often have sessions available for a sliding scale rate so please contact me to discuss fees. I’m also happy to provide referrals if I do not have availability to accommodate you. Right to 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 health care 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 1-800-985-3059.
What is your cancellation policy?I require a cancellation notice 48 hours prior to our scheduled appointment to avoid charge for the session. Emergencies of all types happen so there are exceptions to this policy.
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