What are your rates?
$105 - Initial Intake Assessment; 75-90 Minute Session
$110 - Couples/Family Therapy
$85 - Individual Therapy; 50-60 Minute Session
Do you accept insurance?
I currently accept Optum/United Healthcare and Cigna insurance. If I do not accept your insurance, I can provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance provide for reimbursement. Please note that repayment is at the sole discretion of your insurance provider. Also note that submitting an insurance claim means I will need to make a mental health diagnosis.
Do you have a sliding scale?
The cost of out-of-pocket therapy averages anywhere between $125-$175 per session in the Greater Kansas City area. My goal is to be mindful regarding the cost of maintaining a private practice, and the fact that paying $125 a week for therapy is a financial burden many cannot afford. I intentionally set my current rates so that there would not be a need to have a sliding scale fee for most people. I am happy to make referrals for outside treatment sources that offer low-cost/no-cost services with prospective clients.
How often will we meet?
Typically I prefer to meet with clients at once a week or twice a month at the very least. Change requires consistently practicing the skills acquired in therapy. It is very difficult to maintain lasting changes by only attending sessions once a month or so. However, I realize that every situation is different and I certainly take into account financial circumstances that may make weekly therapy impossible. We will discuss all available options when we meet.
What is your cancellation policy?
I require at least 24 hours notice for all cancellations. You are responsible for paying for the appointment if you no show or cancel less than 24 hours in advance. I do understand that emergency situations come up, and I will do my best to work with you on a case by case basis.
What if my question isn't listed here?
I am happy to answer questions about scheduling, rates, billing, etc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that I cannot discuss any protected health information at that email address.