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How much do you charge per session?
Prices vary in regards to the service you are seeking. For specific information, please visit the 'Pricing/Rates' section.
Do you accept insurance? Why or why not?
I currently accept BCBS, Aetna, and UHC. ***I have recently made the decision to leave insurance panels. this will be a gradual process and clients will be updated as changes occur.
Why have you decided to stop accepting insurance?
In my decision to no longer accept insurance, I will be recognized as an out-of-network provider. There are several reasons for this change: 1. Insurance reimbursements are low, and contracting with insurance means seeing more clients just to earn a livable wage. 2. Insurance companies require a diagnosis. Because the medical-industrial complex is rooted in oppressive concepts, the manual used to diagnose patients often doesn’t consider the experiences and symptomatology of individuals of the global majority who experience significant marginalization. 3. Insurance companies also dictate whether they feel a client deserves to be in treatment and for how long, without necessarily being trained in mental health care. It is also perfectly legal for them to engage in “clawbacks.” A clawback is where an insurance company requests a provider return payment (sometimes months or years later) after deeming the client ineligible for coverage. With all that said, I recognize that, for many people, insurance is their only means of gaining consistent access to care. If you have out-of-network benefits (usually a PPO plan), your insurance company will likely reimburse you for a portion of the cost of our work together. In this case, I will provide a detailed receipt (also known as a “Superbill”) to assist with possible reimbursement.
Do you offer sliding scale pricing?
Unfortunately, I am unable to offer a sliding scale at this time. If you want to pursue this option, I recommend checking out BetterHelp or visiting your local community health center. They typically accept all insurances and sometimes have grants/funding for individuals without insurance.
Do you accept alternative payment types (i.e. FlexFunds, HSA, etc)?
What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
Although both professions can help you get to a better place than where you began, therapy is intended to treat mental illness or other significant emotional and relational concerns, while coaching is meant to help you elevate performance in a specific area.
Do I have to schedule an intake session?
Regardless of the service you wish to schedule, every client must complete an intake session to establish rapport and identify goals for treatment/services. Prior to scheduling an intake, many clients prefer a 15-minute consultation phone call. If you would like to schedule, please contact me directly at email@example.com.
Do you assign homework?
Many of the clients I work with enjoy reading therapeutic books, which can inform our work together. However, healing from trauma is not a cognitive experience; rather, it’s a body-based one. Homework, when given, will typically be steps pertaining specifically to a goal that has been discussed or addressed in session.
What is your cancellation policy?
Sessions are scheduled in advance based on mutual agreement, and this appointment slot is held exclusively for you for the duration of our time together. If you have to miss a session, it must be rescheduled no later than 24 hours in advance for another time the same week. Any session canceled with less than 24 hours’ notice (or where rescheduling is not possible) will be charged the full fee of the scheduled appointment. Note: Cancellation fees are not billable through insurance.