frequently asked questions

Appointment time and frequency?

Therapy appointments are approximately 50 minutes long. Psychotherapy works best when it’s on a consistent basis, so sessions are typically once a week at a time we agree on (although some sessions may be more or less frequent as needed).

What are the limits of confidentiality?

Developing a trusting relationship between therapist and client is crucial. Therefore, all aspects of the psychotherapy session are kept confidential. Information pertaining to the client can only be provided to others when the client provides a written consent. The only exceptions to this policy are when there are serious safety concerns. If there is suspected child or elder abuse or neglect, or when an individual threatens to harm self or others, the law states that the therapist must break confidentiality in order to ensure the safety of all involved.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or reschedule a therapy session, I ask that you provide me with 24 hours notice. 

Forms of payment?

I accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Payment is typically received at the time of your therapy session, unless alternate arrangements are discussed prior. 

Do you offer a sliding scale?

I understand that psychotherapy can get expensive. If you are in need of a sliding scale in order to pursue treatment, please let me know. We can work together to come up with something that works, so don't hesitate to ask.

 

 

 

 

Do you accept insurance?

I am now a Cigna behavioral health provider. Coverage and co-pay vary on a plan by plan basis. If you have coverage inquiries, feel free to contact me with your insurance information and I will contact Cigna on your behalf.  

For all other insurance plans, I am considered an out-of-network provider. This means that I do not bill them directly for our work together. This said, many insurance companies reimburse for out-of-network services. I’m happy to provide an invoice for reimbursement from your insurance company if this is something they offer.

Questions to ask your insurance company to determine out-of-network eligibility

  • What are my out-of-network mental health benefits?
  • Do my mental health benefits cover art therapists/art-psychotherapists? (Important to emphasize that art therapy is a form of psychotherapy)
  • What is the coverage amount per psychotherapy session?
  • How many psychotherapy sessions does my plan cover per calendar year?
  • What is the out of pocket payment before I reach my deductible?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

......Please note- If you have Cigna health insurance, therapy is an in-network benefit, included in your health-plan :) 

 

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