Q: Will my insurance cover my counseling session?
A: Some insurances cover my full fee, some half or less of my fee, some require deductibles to be paid. People pay me directly at the time of service and receive a receipt with all required information. We also accept medicare.
Q: How do I find out if my insurance will cover my sessions?
A: Call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card and ask for the behavioral health benefits department. For reimbursement amounts, you can ask what they pay for a psychologist, and the procedure codes are 90791 (initial visit for which I charge $400.00), 90847 (couples or family therapy), and 90834 (individual therapy). Individual follow-up visits are $275.00, couples follow-up visits are $325.00. If you obtain the insurance billing address that is all you will need to submit my receipts as they have all required information on them. In some instances, I will use a sliding fee scale. I reserve 1/3 of my practice for NHP/ Mass Health/ HMO Blue clients who are indigent or highly traumatized.
Q: When are you available?
A: I work full time during the weekdays (8am-8pm), including up to two evenings per week, but not on weekends.
Q: What if I need to cancel my session?
A: Clients may cancel with 48 hour notice at no charge. Otherwise, current self-pay rate applies except in extenuating circumstances (such as sickness).
Q: What methods of payment do you accept?
A: I accept cash and checks.