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COMMON QUERIES

WHAT KIND OF CLIENTS DO YOU WORK WITH?

The bulk of my training is with child and adolescent clients, but I am also comfortable working with adult clients. For young children, I utilize parent consultation/training as the primary intervention. My practice is focused on primary anxiety, depressive, and obsessive-compulsive disorders, although I am open to working with many other co-occurring conditions. While my experience in risk assessment and crisis intervention is extensive, I do not currently take clients who are in regular acute crisis or were recently discharged from an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. I am always happy to provide referrals/resources if we are unable to work together.

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?

Everyone has different needs, but most sessions will be 50 minutes, unless otherwise discussed. I offer 30 minute appointments, but only as appropriate (e.g., once established in therapy and needing a briefer maintenance check-in). 

HOW MANY SESSIONS DOES THERAPY TAKE?

This depends on your goals, the complexity of the presenting concerns, and at times unforeseen circumstances. Some people benefit from just a few sessions, while others may need therapy for a year or more. While I significantly value the therapeutic relationship I build with my client, I want them to use me only as needed and do my best to make therapy an effective, yet efficient process.

DO YOU HAVE IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS?

I offer virtual appointments only

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

I do not take insurance and I am considered an out-of-network provider. This has benefits such as increased privacy, more flexibility with treatment course, and allows me to keep my caseload smaller. I will give you an itemized "superbill" you may submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement at the end of each month. I recommend you contact your insurance company before meeting with me to see if you have out-of-network benefits for therapy. See a common list of CPT billing codes that I may use in the fees section below.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY BEING DATA-DRIVEN?

I like to use data to inform my treatment approach. While I do not currently offer full psychological assessments, my background in assessment is something I bring into the therapy setting. I use questionnaires and other forms of data (e.g., collateral contacts that you authorize me to talk to) to help create your treatment plan and track your progress. I have the capabilities to do more in depth testing (e.g., personality) at the beginning of treatment as well, if we both deem necessary.

WHAT PAYMENTS METHODS ARE ACCEPTED?

At present I use Ivy Pay, which is a HIPAA-secure platform you can utilize for credit, debit, HSA, or FSA payments.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Initial evaluation (60 minutes) CPT Code 90791: $240

Ongoing therapy (60 minutes) CPT Code 90837: $240

Ongoing therapy (50 minutes) CPT Codes 90834, 90846, 90847: $200

Ongoing therapy (30 minutes) CPT Code 90832: $150

 

In addition to appointments, I charge this same hourly rate for other professional services you may need, though I will prorate the hourly cost if I work for periods of less than one hour at 10 minute increments.  Other professional services include report or letter writing, telephone conversations lasting longer than 10 minutes, attendance at meetings with other professionals you have authorized, preparation of treatment summaries, and the time spent performing any other service you may request of me. Of note, there may be certain obligations I may be unable to meet due to it being out of the scope of my role as your treating provider. 

If you become involved in legal proceedings that require my participation, you will be expected to pay for any professional time I spend on your legal matter, even if the request comes from another party. I charge $350 per hour for professional services I am asked or required to perform in relation to your legal matter. 

 

The fee for copying medical records is 25 cents per page. If the records exceed 50 pages, an additional fee of 25 cents per page for 50 or more pages is assessed.  If the records exceed 100 pages, a processing fee of $10.00 is assessed.

My fees increase yearly (next increase 01/01/2025)

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