My fee is $150/ 60 minute session and I can reduce my fee if needed.
I require payment or insurance co-payments at each visit, by check or credit card. I use Simple Practice, a HIPAA-compliant portal for you to complete intake forms and safely store your payment and insurance information and make/change appointments with me. I charge your HSA/credit/debit card after your session. When you contact me for services, I will email you an invitation to access Simple Practice. COVID 19 note: during this time I see all clients through telehealth on the Simple Practice HIPAA-compliant, end-to-end encrypted video platform. I will send a simple tutorial on how to use it.
You must provide your insurance info during the intake paperwork process. I can accept:
Medicare (part B). Note: I cannot take Medicaid, and cannot see you and charge you off- plan; it is illegal.
Insurance does not pay for extended case management I perform on your behalf, including letters, consultations with your other providers or my appearance at court on your behalf. You will be charged for my time for these and crisis phone calls over ten minutes, and for missed appointments and those cancelled too late for me to fill— I need at least 24 hours’ notice. Exceptions are made for illness, bad weather, and rare work obligations.
HIPAA–Health Information Portability and Accountability Act
FYI:This Act instructs all health care providers to do our utmost to protect your health information from improper disclosure. Even prior to HIPAA, Psychotherapists have always practiced the principle of confidentiality, including safeguards such as keeping patient files locked away, keeping therapy notes apart from routine record keeping, using fake names if discussing your case with colleagues, and refusing to share information about you without your written consent (except in certain situations or emergencies). You may revoke your consent in writing. You may review your file with your therapist.
We will need to use our limited session time to complete these if not done ahead of time. Once you and I have decided to meet for an appointment, I’ll email you an invitation to access my Client Portal to complete forms and schedule appointments. No one sees your folder except me.