Frequently Asked Questions
Is Insurance Accepted?
Being a specialized therapy office, I can work with you as an out of network provider. You can use your insurance and I am happy to work with you. Many plans will reimburse 50-80% of the session cost.
Does my insurance company cover your services?
Yes, in most cases. To confirm, you have to do your research and contact your insurance company. As with any care provider, call and ask the following questions:
● Does my plan cover psychotherapy sessions?
● Does my plan cover out of network services?
● Is there a deductible I have to meet in order to receive reimbursement? If so, how much of my deductible has already been met?
● Do I have a copay?
● What is the coinsurance? How much of the does the coinsurance cover?
● Is there a maximum amount per session the insurance will cover for an out of network provider?
● How much time do I have to file a claim for out of network services?
● What is the process to get reimbursed for out of network services?
You will have two options for submitting claims to your insurance company. I can either electronically submit them for you or upon request, I will provide you with an invoice—called a “superbill”—each month. The superbill is much like a receipt with the proper information for you to send to the insurance company via mail.
Others use their FSA or HSA accounts. I do accept these as forms of payment.
I am happy to help and answer any questions you may have.
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?
Why are you out of network?
- As a specialist, my focus is on the therapeutic process and the standards of care that a specialist trains and upholds to keep you safe, progressing and at the forefront of care. The amount of training and education required to assist in the areas of expertise I work within are important. I take your needs seriously.
- Insurance doesn’t make it easy to be in network. I have offered in network services to numerous clients of which the amount of time getting everything properly covered, payments sent, claims re-classified properly, and ensure their follow through including the challenge of having the insurance remain accountable takes an unbelievable amount of time. This would never allow me to take the time to commit and prepare sessions for you and offer the care you deserve.
- As a board member of a national eating disorder not-for-profit organization I am often presenting, educating, and training individuals in the process of eating disorder interventions and awareness.
I am committed to your progress.
Every insurance company makes decisions in the care of its members. As your therapist I would have to make concessions to how I am to treat you. Insurance decides how many days of treatment you deserve. Every few weeks to couple of months they conduct a “review” to decide whether your needs are important enough to remain in therapeutic care. They tell the therapist what interventions they believe should be implemented. This goes on for the entirety of your treatment. They have a say in your treatment. They direct your care without knowing anything about you!
It is important to me that I keep the ontegrity of the process and empower you to work on the difficulties without interruption or opinion from an outside source.
Just ask yourself – How would you feel about a doctor whom you’ve never met or even spoken with, possessing the authority to make your treatment decisions?
You get more quality care
I have always believe that the therapy room is a sacred space. There are very few places in our current world where you are free from technological distractions and the focus is solely on you! This is about you not a diagnosis. I treat the whole person, not just the symptoms.
What are your fees?
Please contact me for further information and to schedule a discussion about cost. As a specialist, I am in line with the current trends in cost throughout our tri-state area.