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Fees & Policies


Fees will be discussed during a phone consultation prior to our first appointment. 


I work with patients who have BCBS, Cigna, United, and many other popular insurance carriers as an out-of-network provider. Although I do not accept insurance directly, I can provide you with the documentation you need to receive reimbursement for the services I provide. Many insurance plans provide partial reimbursement for out-of-network mental health services, and coverage for my services will vary depending on your insurance provider.


Please contact your insurance company directly to determine your out-of-network coverage for outpatient psychotherapy. Below are helpful questions to ask your insurance provider to determine your out-of-network benefits: 

  • Do I need a referral from my primary care physician to see a mental health professional?

  • Do I need pre-approval from my insurance company before I can see a mental health professional?

  • What is my coverage for out-of-network providers?

  • What is my yearly maximum benefit (dollar amount or number of visits)?

  • Is there a deductible?

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 48-business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) in advance of your scheduled appointment. If you do not provide 48-business hours notice, or do not arrive for your appointment, you will be charged the full fee of the session.