Who Do You Work With?
I work with people (18+) of all races, religions, cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders who are interested in relational healing. I offer individual and couples therapy. I also offer psychological evaluations.
Where are services rendered?
All services are provided via telehealth using a HIPAA-compliant platform.
Do you take insurance?
This practice is considered self-pay/out-of-network and only accepts contactless payments via a card on file.
I am considered an out-of-network provider by insurance companies. This means that I do not contract with any insurance companies and clients are solely responsibly for my fees, which are due at the time of the appointment.
There are several advantages of this model:
- Your time is valuable. It often takes weeks and sometimes, months, to get an appointment with an in-network provider.
- Some insurance carriers require prior authorizations before treatment can even begin.
- As a private pay/out-of-network provider, I can limit the number of clients on my caseload, which means that I have more time to focus on you.
- In-network providers must adhere to the rules and regulations of the insurance companies with whom they are contracted. Unfortunately, this means that your insurance carrier has significant influence over the care that you receive from in-network provider. As a private pay/out-of-network provider, I serve you, not your insurance company.
- Contracted psychiatric providers must diagnose you with a mental health disorder, which becomes part of your permanent health record.
- Insurance companies often limit your number of annual behavioral health visits.
Your insurance carrier may provide full or partial reimbursement for out-of-network telepsychiatry services when you submit a "superbill," or a detailed invoice outlining your diagnosis(es) and the services rendered. All clients receive a receipt after their payment has been processed. However, it is solely a client's choice and responsibility to submit superbills to their insurance carrier(s) for direct reimbursement. Thus, it is strongly recommended that you contact your insurance company prior to your first appointment, so that you are familiar with your plan's out-of-network reimbursement rates and benefits for telepsychiatry services.
Will insurance cover any portion of the cost, even if you are an out of network provider?
It is helpful to call your insurance provider in advance to determine your level of coverage. When you call them, ask the following questions:
- Do I have out-of-network benefits to see a licensed psychologist?
- If so, what percentage of the session fee do you cover?
- What is my deductible, and how much of it have I met?
- Is there a limit on the number of sessions I can have each year?
- Other than a superbill, is there any other form I need to submit in order to be reimbursed?
Fees at the time of each session. In order to schedule an appointment, a credit card on file is required.
I value economic justice and support mental health being accessible to everyone seeking services. I reserve a limited number of slots at reduced rates for those in financial need. Generally, these are provided to patients who join Open Path Psychotherapy Collective.
I get that life happens and from time to time you may need to cancel or reschedule our sessions. Your session time is reserved especially for you and so I request that you offer me 48-hour notice to avoid a late cancelation fee. If you miss your appointment or cancel with less than 48 hours notice, you will be billed for the full amount of your session. Emergency exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.