Rates and Payment
$150 per 50minute session. Rate is the same for individual, couple, or family sessions.
$225 for 1.5hr sessions. Most clients prefer an extended intake session. Although extended (1.5hr session) is not a requirement for intakes it is highly recommended, as the intake session will review intake paperwork and involve assessment, goal setting, and relationship building between client and therapist. The option for extended sessions is available depending on appointment availability. Additionally, many couples prefer extended sessions at the beginning of therapy to facilitate momentum and focus, and move to hour sessions as progress is made.
As an out of network (private pay) provider, I cannot bill your insurance company or accept co-payments as fees for services. However, I can provide paperwork (such as an itemized receipt) for clients wishing to submit claims to their insurance company for possible reimbursement. See below for more information on insurance reimbursement.
Cash, check and credit cards are accepted for payment. I do accept Health Savings Account cards (HSA). Payment for all services is due at the time services are rendered.
Cancellation and No Show Policy
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not provided at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
Insurance Reimbursement and Benefits of Private Pay
I can provide you with an itemized receipt to turn in to your insurance carrier for possible reimbursement as an out-of-network provider. Health insurance plans and benefits vary, so please consult your insurance provider about reimbursement for your mental health services. There is no guarantee of insurance reimbursement.
The use of health insurance requires treating a mental health condition, so it does not cover relationship issues or typical life challenges (grief, parenting, marital conflict). In order to obtain reimbursement from your insurance company, a mental health diagnosis must be made for an identified client, which becomes part of the client's permanent health record.
Additionally, the insurance company can review all of your records at their discretion and can limit the number of sessions and even the type of therapy they will cover, which may or may not fit your reasons for seeking therapy.
By paying privately or out of pocket, there is a higher degree of privacy and control of client mental health and records allowed by Texas state law. I will work with clients collaboratively to decide the frequency and focus of sessions. Our work is not limited by a diagnosis, treatment plan, or session limits required by insurance.