FEES & INSURANCE

PAYMENT INFORMATION & INSURANCE

I provide services to individuals through insurance or self-pay. 

 

Insurance Plans

I am considered an "out-of-network" provider for most insurance companies.  I can bill your insurance company directly and/or provide you with an invoice that includes all the necessary information to help you with the health insurance reimbursement process.

 

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health benefits?

  • What is my out-of-network deductible and has it been met?

  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

  • Is a referral required from my primary physician?

  • Do I need precertification to use my mental health benefits?

Important Points to Consider About Using Health Insurance

Please note that using your health insurance benefits for therapy has both advantages and disadvantages. In order to assist you in your decision to utilize your insurance benefits or pay privately, be advised of the following points:

 

Insurance:

  • Insurance companies typically reimburse providers for the mental health issues they deem as necessary and require a mental health diagnosis

  • Insurance companies determine the number of sessions and length of treatment due to managed care. Typically, insurance will only authorize a pre-determined number of sessions

 

Self-Pay/Private:

  • Treatment is provided without a diagnosis

  • Client and clinician determine the length and frequency of treatment based on preference and need

 

 

Self-Pay Rates & Payments

Cash, check, or credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) are accepted for payment.

 

Invoice

A monthly invoice will be provided to you at your request.  This invoice will include all the necessary information needed for mental health insurance reimbursement.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

 

Contact

Questions? Please contact me for further information

Practical 
&
Solution-Focused
Counseling
CONTACT INFORMATION
352 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(917) 355-4260

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