DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I am considered an out-of-network provider. This means that you will pay the full fee up front each session and I can provide you with a detailed invoice of services provided (aka Superbill) which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If you have limited or no health insurance I encourage you to still contact me. I can discuss alternative treatment options with you as this is part of my commitment to ensuring mental health care accessibility to all members of our community.
In order to ensure that your insurance allows you to submit claims for out-of-network providers, contact your insurance company and ask the following questions:
1. Are mental health benefits for my child included in our insurance coverage?
2. If I have mental health benefits, are out-of-network benefits included?
3. Is any pre-approval required before obtaining out-of-network mental health services in order to be reimbursed?
4. What is my out-of-network deductible?
5. Will I be reimbursed the full amount I paid or a portion?
6. If I have out-of-network benefits, must I select a therapist from a list or can I choose any provider?
7. Are services by a clinical social worker (LCSW) covered?
* Please note that it is up to you to establish your out-of-network benefits to determine your eligibility for reimbursement before your visit.
HOW LONG IS THERAPY?
Initial Intake session: 90 minutes (Parent Only)
Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Parent Consultation: 45 minutes
The duration of therapy is personal to the individual child and family. There is no minimum or limit to the number of sessions, however, we will discuss your goals and needs to determine the frequency and length that best suits you and your child.
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT COMING TO THERAPY?
During the intake session (parent/caregiver only - no child) we will go over information pertaining to your child's development, family history, and delve into the reason you are seeking services for your child. We will also review important documents related to the therapeutic process and administrative items. We will discuss how you'd like to talk to your child about coming to therapy and discuss the outline of following sessions.
During the first meeting with your child, I will meet with him or her individually. Sometimes, a child is worried and has difficulty separating from his or her parent or caregiver. In that case I will welcome you into the therapy room until your child is comfortable enough to stay in the room with me alone.
In order to provide you with an update of your child's progress we will schedule a parent consultation session (without your child) every
IS MY CHILD TOO YOUNG FOR THERAPY?
Nope! Often, adults who begin therapy soon realize that they have been repeating patterns of thought and behavior based on an unmet need in childhood. Children deserve to feel safe, understood, and to heal from stressors just as much as anyone else.