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Rates & Insurance

Rates
Therapy:  $140 and up per 50-minute session

Full-Time College Students:  $90 per 50-minute session (please note this rate is for college students who do not have insurance)

Other Services (i.e., Supervision, Workshops, etc.):  please contact me to discuss rate

 

In-Network Insurance Plans
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.  I am a panel provider for:

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Columbia University Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan (affiliated with Aetna)
  • EAPrefer Program  (for a list of EAPrefer network providers, please visit:  http://www.eaprefer.org/provider_partners.html)

 

Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

NOTE:  Some insurance plans DO NOT pay for Marriage or Pre-marital Counseling services.  Please check with your insurance provider.


Reduced Fee
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis only for daytime appointments.

Cash vs. Insurance:  What all clients need to understand 
It is important to understand a few issues when choosing to use your insurance for mental health services.  When seeking psychotherapy services at any clinic, and submitting these services to your insurance company, you will be forming a record of your status and treatment, just like a medical record.  This means that in order for insurance to cover this treatment, there must be an illness, or disorder, that is diagnosed and reported to the insurance company, just like a flu diagnosed by a doctor demonstrating a reason for the treatment.  This information can then be requested by other insurance policies you apply for, and other entities if required by their policies.  Many people do not have concerns about this, or complications with it either, but it is important for you to be informed. 

When paying cash for psychotherapy sessions, there is more confidentiality in the sense that insurance companies do not have access to the record of a diagnosis or of your treatment.  In addition, you are also then able to seek counseling services without being required to have an illness.  

KEY DIFFERENCE:  Privately paid / cash therapy does not require an illness/diagnosis, and provides more confidentiality than sessions paid by insurance. 



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