Rates and FAQ

What is your fee for therapy?

My fee for a therapy session is $285 for 45-55 minutes.

Do you take insurance?

Navigating insurance is complicated, so please read carefully (don’t skip!) to avoid any misunderstandings.

Like most private mental health practitioners, we are considered “out of network” providers. This means that some of my clients pay fully out of pocket, while others pay my fee up front and then receive partial reimbursement from their insurance provider.

In order to use your insurance then, you must have out-of-network-benefits and reach your yearly deductible before reimbursement begins. After you’ve met your deductible, you’ll only be responsible for your copay/coinsurance, which is determined by your plan.

In my experience, reimbursement is common and many of my clients are reimbursed for 50% to 80% for the cost of their sessions if they have out of network mental health coverage.

How can I know if I have Out-Of-Network (OON) benefits or claim them?

I am partnered with “Mentaya,” a platform that makes it easy to check if you have Out Of Network benefits, and then claim them.

When you reach out, we will discuss your unique challenges for therapy, and I will also check for your Out-Of-Network benefits (so you don’t need to spend time on the phone with the insurance company). Most insurance companies will list your OON benefits immediately, so we can know how much you’ll have covered. 

When it comes to claiming them, the process is even easier. With “Mentaya,” you do not need to mail any claims to your insurance company, “Mentaya” does this step automatically for you. You would simply pay for therapy as normal, and then once you’ve met your deductible, “Mentaya” will begin reimbursing you according to your OON benefits.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

Can you work with clients anywhere in the country?

No, therapists can only provide services in the states they are licensed. I am only licensed to work with residents of New York, Florida, or Connecticut. You must live in one of these states in order for us to work together.

How often will we meet?

I meet with the majority of my clients on a weekly basis. I ask that all new clients commit to meeting weekly, for at-least the first 6 weeks. This will allow us to start off on a strong foot, so you can start seeing progress right away. I may recommend that we increase or decrease the frequency of sessions to best meet your needs.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with therapy. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

What if I’m not ready for therapy but I still want help?

Hey, I get it- talking to a complete stranger can be intimidating! If you aren’t ready, or don’t think you’ll ever be ready there are other options for kicking your anxiety to the curb. There is nothing like working with a professional one-on-one to discuss your specific issues and concerns with, but you can also try taking a course that teaches you strategies for managing your anxiety symptoms. Here is a website that offers this, check it out at: https://www.HeadHabitat.com/?rfsn=6411779.06c0f2. This is also a good option to try even if you do decide to pursue therapy!

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.

Good Faith Estimate for Out of Network Services

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate”explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using in-network insurance benefits an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like therapy services, medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.