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.