What is the cost of an initial consultation?
How long are sessions?
Initial consultations and counseling sessions are 50 minutes in length.
What is your fee?
My fee is $135/session. I reserve a number of reduced fee slots. Please email me if the reserved fee is of interest to you and I will let you know if I currently have a reduced fee slot available.
How often would my child or I come in?
I recommend starting with weekly sessions in order to build a solid connection and a foundation for working together. It can be difficult to build momentum in the therapeutic process when meeting less frequently, especially when there is an occasional cancellation. As progress is made, we may discuss transitioning to every other week and continue to decrease session frequency.
When and where do you see clients?
I meet with clients in my office in Boulder. I have afternoon and evening sessions available. All sessions are by appointment.
What is the best way to contact you?
The best way to contact me is by email. If I receive an email, text, or phone call that I deem clinically sensitive or that requires an in-depth response, I will ask that you schedule a phone session or in-person session. Due to licensing requirements, I am not permitted to offer clinical advice over email or texts.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards (this includes HSA cards). Payment is due at the time of service. I require all clients to provide a credit/debit card to be kept on file so that if cash or check payment is not provided at the time of service, I can charge the card. This policy has been put into place due to past difficulties securing payment.
Do you take insurance?
I do not currently accept insurance. However, I provide emailed, itemized receipts for submission to insurance companies for consideration of third-party reimbursement. Note that your insurance will need to accept “out of network” providers. The amount of reimbursement will depend on the insurance coverage/plan, but on average is 50-80% of the total costs after the deductible is met. Since health plans vary widely, I recommend contacting your insurance provider to determine what the out-of-network benefits are for behavioral health/counseling services.
What questions should I ask my insurance about out-of-network providers?
What are my out-of-network benefits for outpatient therapy/behavioral health?
How many sessions per year does my insurance cover?
What is the reimbursement rate per session?
What is my deductible? How much of it have I met? When does it renew?
Is preauthorization required from my primary care doctor?
What are the benefits of paying out-of-pocket?
Insurance companies can mandate a diagnosis, oversee health records, and may seek access to therapy records/ information when using “out of network” benefits. They may also limit the number of therapy sessions per year, regardless of the circumstances. Paying out-of-pocket is sometimes a preferred option for clients due to the privacy and freedom it provides.
What is your cancellation policy?
A 48-hour notice is required to cancel an appointment. Clients who cancel with less than 48-hours notice will be charged the full fee, unless there is a significant life/death event (i.e., car accident, family death, major emergency). Cancellations for Monday sessions must occur by the Friday before the scheduled sessions. If the client is suddenly under the weather or ill, phone calls or Skype/Facetime can be used in lieu of face-to-face meetings in my office. In the case of child/teen illness, the time will be used for a meeting or phone call with parents.
Are you available after hours in case of emergencies?
I do not operate an emergency practice, and I am not available after hours in cases of crisis or medical emergency. In the event of a crisis or medical emergency, please call 911 for help or go directly to your local hospital emergency room.