Rates for therapy

I am committed to making high-quality mental health treatment available to as many kids and families as possible. To that aim, I offer a tiered payment system. The tiers are as follows: 
 

Courage Tier: 

  • For those who would find the standard weekly rate to be prohibitive. This is a no-questions-asked tier. If you need to opt into this tier you simply tell me what is doable for your family and we'll go from there. 

  • Initial assessment including 1-3 standardized assessment measures: $50-$100

  • 50 minute therapy sessions: $50-$100
     

Commitment Tier (standard): 

  • Initial assessment including 1-3 standardized assessment measures: $150

  • 50 minute therapy sessions: $125
     

Connection Tier: 

  • For those who have generational wealth or the means to support those families in the Courage Tier

  • Initial assessment including 1-3 standardized assessment measures: $160+

  • 50 minute therapy sessions: $135+

    There may be additional fees in each category for coordination with other professionals, document review, and document production. These will be discussed individually. 



 

On the topic of insurance, I have found that I am better able to meet the diverse needs of families when not having to fit the boxes designed by insurance companies. Through much consideration, I have decided not to accept insurance at this time. I’ve outlined below several of the benefits of seeking treatment and services outside of your insurance coverage.

 

If using insurance is best for your family at this time you can use

www.headway.co

to find paneled providers in both NC and FL. 

Greater Privacy

Insurance companies require clinicians to diagnose their patients, and that diagnosis has the capacity to become a lifelong “pre-existing condition” on a person’s medical record despite the fact that mental health conditions are typically short-term in nature, and often go away or reduce in severity after effective treatment.  This can be especially worrisome for children.

Greater Specialization

If you're looking for services for your little one, you already know that you're looking for someone who has a particular set of skills and knowledge. While there may be many clinicians who work with children, my highly specialized and extensive training that allows me to complete this work in a shorter time-frame than other clinicians without the same level of training and experience. Treatment with a specialized provider may actually cost less time and money than an in-network provider.

Greater Personalization

Insurance companies create boxes and expect children, families, and treatment to fit into them. By completing my work without the influence of insurance companies, I am able to provide greater personalization in my clients' care including where treatment happens (e.g., online, in your home, in the community), how frequently sessions happen, and the duration of each session conducted.

I am always available for questions about fees, insurance, and billing.

Good Faith Estimate

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act (a.k.a. the No Surprises Act), health care providers and health care facilities are required to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for services, known as a "Good Faith Estimate." As a licensed medical professional I am required to provide you with a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) for therapy services. 

  • Under the law, you have the right to receive a GFE for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • While it is not possible for me to know, in advance, how many therapy sessions may be necessary or appropriate for a given person, this form provides an estimate of the cost of services rendered that are provided per session.

  • Your total cost of services will depend upon the number of sessions you attend, your individual circumstances, and the type and/or amount of services that are provided to you.

  • If you receive a bill from any provider that is at least $400 more than your GFE, you can dispute the bill.

  • You are not required to sign the GFE you but are encouraged to keep a copy for your records. 

  • For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises