Therapy is a commitment and investment in yourself. For the first few sessions, it is recommended that we meet once per week. This helps me get to know you more quickly, so we can start making progress toward your goals. Once you have gained some tools and strategies, which are beginning to make a positive difference, we can scale back the frequency of our meetings. You will make the most progress if you invest time in yourself outside of the therapy sessions. It is an investment that will have benefits throughout your lifetime. Of course, life happens, and the ideal frequency may vary due to scheduling needs and other factors. We can discuss what works best for you.
Online therapy is an option if you have difficulty accessing services or have physical or emotional limitations which make it hard for you to get out and about. With online therapy, we meet via live video sessions. Online therapy services are offered statewide in Georgia to give access to more people who are seeking therapy. For those suffering from OCD, virtual therapy provides additional options for ERP exercises in your environment. If possible, initial appointments need to be in person, but we can discuss your specific needs and what works best for you. Due to COVID-19, teletherapy sessions will continue to be an option for both initial and ongoing therapy. In-person appointments are also available during COVID-19.
*New Rates beginning January 1st 2022 listed below
Initial Assessment (55-60 minutes) $210 (for all first-time clients)
Follow-up Individual Psychotherapy Sessions (45-50 min) $190
Consultation Sessions with Family or Partner present (45-50 min) $210
Payment types accepted are cash, personal checks, Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Flex Spending/Health Savings benefits cards. Payment is due at the time services are rendered.
Your appointment time is reserved for you. Cancellations must be made by phone or voicemail at least 24 hours (one full business day) in advance.
For cancellations made less than 24 hours from the appointment time, the full fee for your appointment will be charged to your account. Please do not respond to auto-generated reminder emails to cancel or reschedule. This is not a valid mailbox. Please call or send a message through the client portal or website contact page.
Using Your Insurance Benefits
Currently, I am out-of-network with all insurance plans as many of my clients do not meet the criteria for an ongoing diagnosis required by the insurance companies. However, if you wish to use your benefits, we can navigate it together. I can help you by supplying you with the documentation needed to file out-of-network.
You may be entitled to reimbursement through “out-of-network” benefits. Many insurance companies reimburse between 50-80% of the session cost for an “out-of-network” provider once any deductibles have been met. These vary by insurance company, and you will need to check with your specific insurance plan to find out how these work for your plan. To find out about coverage through your plan, please call your member services representative and ask the following questions:
- Does my coverage include mental health services?
- Does my coverage include seeing an out-of-network provider?
- What is my out of network deductible? How much has been met?
- How many sessions per year are covered by my health insurance plan?
- What percentage of the provider’s fee does my plan cover?
- Do I need a referral from my primary care physician to access my out-of-network benefits?
*Please know that even if your insurance company offers out of network benefits, they may still deny your reimbursement based on their determination of medical necessity
Here are some things to consider when using insurance benefits.
- Insurance companies require a mental health disorder diagnosis, which will become part of your permanent health record. This diagnosis must be considered medically necessary by the insurance company.
- Insurance companies may also require information about your qualifying symptoms and specific work in counseling, which limits confidentiality.
- Despite our best efforts, insurance may deny claims based on medical necessity.
- Together, we will have the ability to decide the type and time-frame of treatment that would be the most effective for you, and refrain from labels, which may be unwarranted.
- Other insurance companies (Life Insurance, self-employed health insurance) may request medical records. Premiums may vary based on information in your health record including mental health diagnoses.