Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some common questions.
How much are the sessions? Individual sessions, if you are not using insurance are $175/session. All payments via credit/debit or HSA are accepted via a secure HIPAA-compliant platform. The benefit of not using insurance is that there is more freedom in therapy sessions and more types of support is available beyond the session.
What health insurance are you currently taking? I accept Optum and United Health insurance. I also have a limited number of Blue Shield (SHIP only) spaces. Contact your health insurance panel to obtain your copay amount. The benefit of using insurance is that insurance will cover some or all of your session fee.
What if you do not accept my insurance and I cannot afford your fee? If I do not accept your insurance, I can provide you a superbill to submit to your insurance for out-of-network reimbursement. Please check your insurance to see if your plan qualifies for partial or whole reimbursement prior to scheduling a session.
How will we meet? At this time, all sessions are held on my secure teletherapy platform. I also have a secure client portal (like your doctor) where you can message me securely, download/upload documents, and schedule appointments.
Do I need to fill out something before we meet? Before we meet, I will send you a secure portal link to complete consent forms before our session.
What will the first visit be like? The first visit is called an intake and assessment. We will go more in-depth during our first visit based on our consultation. The first session is also an opportunity for you to share more immediate concerns and ask me any questions.