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Are we a fit?

The therapeutic relationship is a lot like any other intimate relationship: you need to feel comfortable in my presence and vice versa. I am happy to talk on the phone with you prior to your first session to get a sense of the issues you would like to work on. In that phone conversation, you can ask me about my style as well.   

How do I make an appointment?

  • Email or call me to set up an appointment.

  • Let me know if you have a schedule or time request.

  • Let me know what you hope to work on in therapy.

  • Let me know what insurance plan you have and your ID and Group numbers are (listed on your insurance card).

  • Let me know how you found me and if someone referred you?


What to expect in the first session

Prior to your first session, you will fill out the necessary documents on the therapy portal.  When you arrive at the office, please wait in the waiting room and text me to let me know that you arrived. I will greet you and take you to the consultation room. The sessions are 53 minutes. We will discuss what brought you to therapy, and what you hope to accomplish through therapy with me. I will ask you questions about your issue(s) and your background. We will also discuss how often you should come in for therapy.

What is the fee for each session? 

If you choose to pay with cash or credit card rather than use your insurance:

  • $225.00 for the first session.

  • $200.00 for sessions thereafter.

  • Payment is due at the beginning of each session.


Payment and Insurance 

In-Network Insurance Plans:

  • BlueCross BlueShield

  • Health Partners

In-Network Insurance:

Insurance coverage varies across plans. Please call your insurance company to confirm the following before our first session:

  1. What your deductible is.

  2. How much of your deductible has been met for the current year.

  3. How much you will owe for your co-pay or co-insurance.  


This will help determine what your insurance-adjusted session rate will be. 



You will owe the reimbursement rate (the amount that insurance pays per session), not my session fee.  



You will likely owe a co-pay or co-insurance. Please find out what that amount is. 

The benefits of paying fee-for-service (cash or credit card):

  • I am able to devote more time to you because I am able to see fewer patients each day and spend less time on insurance-related administrative tasks.

  • I have more flexibility to offer a sliding fee payment scale when needed.

  • Your care can be completely confidential. Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis before they will cover the cost of treatment. Some companies also require the therapist to relay information about treatment goals and progress of patients.

  • We have the ability to determine the length and frequency of sessions according to your needs without limitations by insurance companies.

  • Your assessment and treatment record does not have to be stored in an electronic medical record as the federal government mandated in 2014 for all care submitted to insurance companies for reimbursement.

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