Do you accept my insurance?
I’m considered an “out-of-network” provider with all insurance companies. As an out-of-network provider, I’m able to maintain a higher level of confidentiality with your medical records. Insurance companies require in-network providers to share certain information. My out-of-network status allows me to keep your notes completely private and to share information only with your permission.
With regards to insurance reimbursement, out-of-network benefits mean that you pay for each session and your insurance reimburses you directly. After every session, I provide you with a detailed receipt that includes all the information (i.e., my license number, tax ID, etc.) insurance companies require for reimbursement. You then submit the receipt and any additional information your insurance company request. If you would like further information about how your plan specifically works, contact Member Services, which is typically noted on insurance cards.
How many sessions will I need?
This depends on your specific situation. Every client receives an intake evaluation, which allows me to get a good understanding of what is bringing you into therapy. Depending on what is shared at that time, I determine if weekly or biweekly sessions are feasible. If you are dealing with issues that are impacting your functioning (e.g., your ability to work or attend school), I will recommend weekly sessions. Our treatment goals also determine the duration. Some clients want to progress quickly and need only 4-6 sessions, while others need slightly more, and some clients feel that ongoing appointments help them to maintain gains or identify new areas for growth. If you would like to know what will be best for you, please ask me about your particular situation.
Do you have morning or afternoon hours?
I’m in private practice on a part-time basis. During the day, I’m a clinical supervisor of a mental health unit in a juvenile prison. Therefore, I only see clients at the practice in the evenings. Please see my Book Now tab for my availability.
Are there conditions you don’t treat?
Yes. I don’t treat chronic or acute conditions, such as bipolar and schizophrenia. I also do not treat clients with historical or current suicidal or homicidal thoughts or behaviors. If you are dealing with such issues, you deserve to be treated by a professional that specializes in treating those conditions. Sites such as PsychologyToday.com can be helpful in connecting individuals with providers that specialize in specific mental illnesses.