- 15 min Initial Phone Consultation: No charge
- Inquire within for current fees
Fees are based on the clinician assigned due to clinician expertise and experience.
Typically, sessions last about 50-55 minutes.
We are an out-of-network provider with all insurance carriers:
- CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
- United HealthCare
- Johns Hopkins Healthcare
- Medicaid (Priority Partners, Anthem, etc.)
We do recognize the need for affordable therapy, and so for those interested in seeking potential reimbursement from their insurance company other than those listed above, you can submit the claim to your insurance company, and they will decide whether to reimburse you based on your benefits. Please contact your insurance company before we start to find out your level of coverage for mental health counseling from an ‘Out of Network’ provider so there are no surprises.
Please keep in mind that insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis that meets ‘medical necessity’ for services in order for us to submit a bill. This diagnosis may follow your child in his/her healthcare record. Some diagnoses may be considered a preexisting condition in future insurance or life insurance applications.
Why don’t you take insurance?
Every therapist has their own reasons, here are a few of mine: You deserve privacy over your records and treatment plans. Often counselors spend hours on the phone with insurance companies, taking away time and energy that should be devoted to helping you. To be the most effective (and energized) therapists we can be, we have to structure the business in a way that allows us to be fully focused on your family’s needs.
Highly Sensitive children can be easily stigmatized as having an emotional “problem” when in reality, they and their families need to learn to make their sensitivities a strength. As a result we want to offer families the opportunity to choose whether or not to involve their insurance companies.
So How Does all of This Out of Network Stuff Work?
Clients will pay the full fee at the time of service. If you would like to seek reimbursement, we will then work with you to submit the bill to the insurance company and they will send you a check for the amount they are willing to reimburse.
Factors to consider when determining whether you are able to prioritize therapy with us:
- Call your insurance carrier and determine whether they offer “out of network benefits for mental health therapy.”
- Ask what their reimbursement rates are for the following codes:
- 90791 (assessment)
- 90837 (individual therapy)
- 90853 (group therapy)
- 90846 (parents only session -after first assessment)
- 90847 (family therapy)
- You can use the fees above to determine reimbursement rates if they reimburse “a percentage of the allowed amount based on the clinician’s charged amount.”
- Take a deep breath
Missed Session/Late Cancellation Fee
Clients who do not cancel within 24 hours of the appointment will be charged the full fee for the appointment. Insurance will not reimburse for missed sessions.
All sessions begin at your scheduled time and conclude 55 (or 60) minutes after, regardless of your actual arrival time. Session fees are not pro-rated based on your arrival time.
Parent Consultation Services
All parent consultation services are self-pay. Insurance does not reimburse for these services as we do not provide a mental health diagnosis.