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Counseling Fees & Insurance

Insurance
I accept Blue Cross Blue Sheild of NC insurance in network. For all other insurance companies, I can provide a written summary of services. All you have to do is submit this summary to your insurace company for out-of-network insurance claims. You may call your insurance provider to ask if you have out-of-network mental health coverage. The deductible and co-pays can be a little higher for out-of-network services.

If you intend to use Blue Cross Blue Sheild insurance for counseling services, it is important that you have the answers to the following questions. To get the answers, call the designatied mental health insurance telephone number - typically located on the back of your health insurance card.

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my health insurance deductible and has it been met?
  • What are the begininng/ending dates of my benefit year?
  • How many counseling sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the copay per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Standard Rates
Standard rates apply per 50 minute session

Reduced In-Office Fee
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis for those who pay out of pocket (self-pay). Many clients like the self-pay option because it does not require a formal mental health diagnosis be submitted to their insurance company. Once a diagnosis is submitted it becomes a part of your permanent insurance and medical record. Feel free to ask about this option.

Reduced Fee for Counseling Via Phone
I offer phone based therapy at a reduced rate. Please note that most insurance companies do not provide reimbursement for therapy conducted via phone, nor any other distance/online method of counseling. However, this service mode provides a more affordable option for those who prefer not to use their insurance for personal and/or other privacy reasons. In addition, those with busy schedules or who have mobility or transportation difficulties appreciate the convenience of this service. When possible, I ask that we meet in person for our initial intake session. You can also choose to do a combination of phone sessions and in-office self-pay sessions (see above).

Payment
Cash, check and all major debit and credit cards accepted for payment.

Cancellation Policy
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not provided at least 48 hours advance notice of cancellation, you will be charged a $65 fee.

Send me a Message or Request an Appointment
Click the link in the box to left if want to send me a question or request a therapy appointment
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