Payment


 HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?

       You can either pay out-of-pocket yourself or utilize your insurance company.
 
Some people prefer to pay themselves because it affords them greater privacy, since information is not submitted to an insurance company.  Some insurance companies or EAPs will dictate how many sessions are available or attempt to control or influence the treatment.  If you are using insurance you will also need to have a diagnosis, which can follow you and affect future coverage. Cost is $210 for the initial diagnostic sessions, $160 for family therapy, and $140 for individual sessions. Psychological assessment is billed at $160 per hour and cost depends on the time involved for administration and scoring of tests, as well as the write-up of the evaluation.  Arrangements for payment can be made.
 
Some do prefer to use their insurance, as it helps defray the cost.  Most of the time insurance companies cover the cost of assessment and therapy, except for a copay, coinsurance, or sometimes a deductible.  Some services such as report write-ups, phone consultations, couples therapy, etc. are typically not covered and require out-of-pocket payment.  
 
Some people pay as they go or others find it more convenient to make one monthly payment in advance. 
 
Checks or cash are accepted.  A Paypal option is below and credit/debit cards are also accepted.  There is a nominal 5% transaction fee for Paypal or credit cards for the additional processing.  Some prefer to set up electronic bank payments typically at no charge.    
 
Your appointment time is set aside for you, so if you need to cancel let me know as soon as possible so this time could be offered to another client.  If you cancel less than 24-48 hours before your appointment, you will be expected to pay a $65 missed appointment fee.  If a bill enters collection, there will be an additional recovery fee charged.   
  
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     If you would like to prepay or pay for sessions with a credit/debit card, just click the button and you will be directed to PayPal's website, where you can complete a secure transaction.  A minimal transaction fee of 5% will be added.  You do not need to have a PayPal account.