Doctoral Level Student
- Initial evaluation: 60-minutes ($75.00)
- 60-minute psychotherapy session ($60.00)
- 45-minute psychotherapy session ($45.00)
- 30-minute psychotherapy session ($35.00)
* reduced fees are available on a case-by-case basis
* fees for doctoral students are not submissible to insurance for reimbursement
Do you accept Medicare or Medicaid?
No, we are not a provider for Medicare or Medicaid.
Is it possible I am eligible for partial reimbursement from my insurance plan?
Yes, if your insurance plan includes out-of-network coverage. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to verify your specific benefits and out-of-network deductible. Reimbursement rates can vary widely depending on your plan.
What is a “reasonable and customary rate”?
This rate is set by your insurance provider and varies depending on the type of provider you're seeing. For example, the rate for a licensed psychologist might be different than that for a licensed professional counselor. Usually, this rate will be lower than what we bill.
How do I compute my out-of-pocket expense?
Let's say you see a licensed psychologist whose fee is $150/hour. If your insurance plan reimburses 60% of the allowable rate, which they set at $120, then you would get back $72 ($120 x 60%). Your out-of-pocket expense, after meeting the deductible, would be $78 per session.
My insurance company said my plan requires pre-authorization or pre-certification. Can your office do that for me?
Yes, we can complete the necessary paperwork for pre-authorization. Please provide all materials to be completed to your clinician at least 72 hours in advance of your first appointment. Note that we do not enter into "single case agreements" with any insurance companies.
How long does it take to start receiving reimbursement from insurance?
The time frame can vary, but it generally takes a few weeks to two months to start receiving reimbursement. Submitting your claim electronically or by fax will expedite the process compared to mailing it in.
Health Spending and Flexible Spending Accounts
Many clients use their Health Spending Accounts (HSAs) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to cover therapy costs. These accounts offer tax advantages, making them an excellent payment option. We recommend verifying this with your insurance plan provider.