$250 for 60 minute initial evaluation appointments
$200 for 45 minute Therapy sessions
$150 for 30minute Follow-up sessions
$375 for 90 minute couples or family sessions
If you are using insurance you will need to obtain pre-authorization before your sessions. Please call for more information about obtaining authorization.
Letters, reports, other meetings, testimonies, phone sessions requested by the client will be charged in 15 minute increments at an hourly rate of $200.
Coaching & Mediation Fees
$250 per hour. Please look at the Coaching Contract on the Forms page
All Fees and Copayments need to be paid in full prior to the start of the session.
I am an in-network provider for John Hopkins EHP
I am not an "in network provider" on any other insurance panels. If you have Out of Network Benefits -PPO plans -Health Savings Plans and would like to use your insurance benefits I will help you file reimbursements and provide you with the needed forms, and treatment plans.
Fees need to be paid in full prior to the start of session.
My office will provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance company and be reimbursed for your visits. Sometimes my office will submit the forms on your behalf as a courtesy.
Advantages of "fee-for-service"
Studies and my experience has shown me that clients who pay privately for health services tend to be more motivated and work hard toward improving their well being. This makes our work together more productive. The changes achieved in therapy are also longer lasting since clients feel they have invested in this process. Some individuals view the cost of therapy as an investment to feel "centered," "accomplished," "beautiful," "handsome," or "worthy" from the inside out.
Insurance companies may limit the number of sessions that are provided and decide when treatment needs to end. This allows insurance companies control over how much treatment is needed regardless of what may be recommended by the health provider.
Paying fees versus using your insurance gives you maximum protection and control over your treatment and privacy because managed care providers cannot access your personal records and confidential information on file. They cannot use this information to deny you benefits based on "preexisting" conditions.
Lastly I would rather spend work time outside of sessions researching creative ways to treat you, and educating myself on new developments in psychology, than on the phone with insurance companies.