Frequently Asked Questions

Fees and Insurance:

 

 

I do not file insurance and I am not in network for private insurance providers. I cannot determine if or what you will be reimbursed for mental health services. If you plan to file an insurance claim for my services, please contact your insurance provider before your first visit to verify your mental health benefits as pre-certification or authorization may be required. You will be provided a complete itemized statement that contains all necessary information needed so that you can bill your insurance directly.

 

For more information about legal requirements for insurance coverage for mental health services:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/parity-guide.pdf

 

 

What should I bring to the Initial Appointment?

 

 

Please bring your completed intake packet and copies of any previous counseling, mental health or relevant medical records (if available). The intake packets are available to download in the Forms section of this website. Please be prepared to pay for your session fee in full during your appointment. I accept cash, check, or credit card.

 

*If you are bringing a child for treatment whose parents are divorced, you must provide documentation for parental rights to consent for treatment. 

 

What if I need to change my appointment?

 

To change or cancel an appointment, I require at least a 48-business hour notice to our office. This will help me to schedule those waiting for appointments and for you to avoid being charged for the time that was reserved for you. Clients who cancel without a 48-hour notice or do not attend their appointment will incur a cancellation/no show fee. 

 

What are your office hours?

 

I normally see clients Tuesday -Thursday 8am-5pm.

 

Who can I contact in an emergency?

 

If you experience an emergency during or after hours, you should seek immediate help by calling 911, Helpline (539-1000 or 539-3424), the mental health center (533-1970), your primary care physician, or one of the hospital emergency rooms for assistance as needed and then alert me at your earliest convenience.