fees & facts
My fee for service is $125 dollars per 55 minute individual session. I do accept sliding scale fee but at this time my sliding scale fee slots are full. The insurances I accept are Medical Mutual and United Health Care (both Medicaid and private).
My fee for service is $25-35 dollars per each 60-90 minute online group counseling session. If you are not currently a client, please see the home page for current workshops available on event bride.
Frequently asked questions
What can I expect in my first session?
After greetings I will make a copy of your insurance card and ID. Most first sessions include the completion of an assessment which is a gathering of information. At the end of the session we will establish goals for your treatment.
What is counseling….really?
Counseling can be a wonderful resource in speaking to someone who supports you and is unbiased in their feedback and suggestions. The purpose of counseling is not just to feel good when you leave but to feel as though you have the insight and tools you need to improve your life.
Will you tell people what I talk to you about?
NO! Due to HIPPA, by law I cannot tell people that you are engaged in counseling or about what we discuss without your permission. The only exceptions to this is if you tell me you will hurt yourself, hurt someone else or that a child or elder is being neglected (including not having utilities, food) or abused.
Will you force me to talk about things I don’t want to talk about?
Counseling is a collaborative effort where your rights are respected.
Do you see children?
I do not see anyone under the age of 18.
Do you see couples?
At this time, I do not see couples exclusively but I do include sessions where partners and family are present for support.
Can I bring my child?
Due to the sensitive nature and topics of counseling, children are not allowed in session unless they are present for a family counseling session. Children are not allowed to wait unsupervised in the waiting room.
I am on probation/have CSB involvement/involved with juvenile courts. Can I see you as a part of my requirements for being involved with them?
I cannot fulfill requirements for probation or CSB when involved due to substance abuse/addiction. If you feel your situation is specific/special, you can contact me to discuss.
I have workers compensation and need to be cleared for work. Do you do that?
No, at this time I do not complete assessments and treatment for those involved in workers comp or are on leave from work due to addiction or mental illness.
Do you offer teletherapy?
Do you have a sliding scale fee?
Sometimes. Please check fee page.
Do you accept insurance as an “out-of-network” provider?
Yes. You will be charged for your session and I can submit a claim for you to be reimbursed or provide you with a superbill.
If I have insurance, do I have to pay anything?
If you have medicaid insurance you will not owe anything at time of service. If you have private insurance, I will confirm benefits prior to appointment and notify you of any coinsurance/copays. Coinsurance and copays are due at time of service.