Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
I offer both in-person sessions in my office as well as telehealth sessions via Simple Practice, a secure HIPAA compliant platform.
How long is a session?
Out-of-Pocket client sessions are 50 minutes in length. Insurance based client sessions are 45 minutes in length. Sessions can go as long as 60 minutes based on medical necessity.
What is your fee?
$200 per 50 minutes for out of pocket clients.
Insurance-based clients will pay their copay after each session.
How can I prepare for my teleheath session?
Get comfy in a private space. If possible, it can be useful to take your session in a different area from where you work. Have water and tissues at hand, maybe even a notebook if there’s something we discuss that you feel compelled to jot down. I also strongly encourage you to put your phone on airplane mode, so you can stay as present as possible.
How can I prepare for my in-person session?
Please do not wear any perfume or cologne, as many of my clients are sensitive to scents. When you enter the suite, please be seated in the shared waiting area, and I will bring you into my office at the start of your hour.
What if I need to cancel?
If you’re unable to make it to a session, you must cancel at least 48 hours in advance. If you cancel with less than 48-hours notice, you will be responsible for the full cost of the session. If you are an insurance-based client, I will bill you $200 for the missed session as insurance companies do not pay for missed sessions. I understand life/emergencies happen and am as flexible as possible to accommodate for this.
How do I know if it's a good fit?
Finding a therapist you really feel strongly connected with is the foundation of any good therapy. It typically takes about 3 sessions to determine if it’s a good match.
Do you prescribe medication?
No, I do not prescribe medication. If, after working together for some time, we decide that medication might be appropriate, I collaborate with some wonderful psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners that I can refer you to and collaborate with on your treatment.
Do you take insurance?
Yes. I take some insurance through a third-party called Alma. Go to Helloalma.com to confirm I can accept your insurance. I also can provide superbills for other insurance companies if you’d like to file a claim for potential reimbursement, which depends on your insurance policy’s out-of-network benefits.
What's a superbill?
A superbill is an invoice that can be used to file a claim for potential insurance reimbursement. At the end of each month, you’ll receive a document that has my provider information, the dates and rates of services, a code that tells your insurance company what type of services you received, and a diagnostic code that tells your insurance company what you received services for. In order to provide a superbill, I have to offer a diagnostic impression, which can and should be an open conversation in our sessions.