Counseling FAQ

Why don't you bill my insurance?

By remaining out-of-network, I am able to personalize counseling services. Insurance companies will pay for the treatment of an illness, but many of the people I see are not mentally ill-- they are grieving or going through life-changes. When you pay for services directly, it means that you and I get to decide what you need, how often you need it, and for how long.

 

We also have the freedom to meet outside of a traditional office setting.

There are some options if you are worried about cost.

  • In some situations, we are able to meet less frequently, or for a shorter duration each time. I do this with caution, as going too long between sessions typically reduces the effectiveness of therapy. 

  • Although payment is typically due at the time of service, in times of need we can work out a payment plan which would allow you to pay part of the fee up front and then smaller weekly payments between sessions. 

  • Even though I do not bill insurance companies, I can provide you with a receipt for reimbursement. If you have out of network benefits, your insurance provider may be able to reimburse you for some or all of the cost of sessions.

What if I am worried about cost?