Welcome, we are able to help you both online and most of our therapists also offer some office-based therapy. In order to see you as soon as possible and to ensure that you receive the best therapeutic services, as we are specialists in our field, we are not paneled with any in-network insurance plans. Please scroll down for the advantages of private pay.
Out of Network Insurance Benefits
Depending on your insurance plan you may be able to use “out of network” benefits to be reimbursed for part of your mental health treatment. We will provide you with a monthly paid super bill invoice for you to submit to your insurance if you would like. In order to do this, we will have to submit an official diagnosis, which will be printed on this paid invoice. *Depending on your plan, your health insurance may send you a reimbursement check for some or all of what you paid for your counseling services.
Advantages of private pay:
1)Confidentiality: The most important involves confidentiality and personal control of your therapy. While there are legal limits to confidentiality. When you use insurance many (sometimes more than 10) individuals handle your paperwork in order to process your claim. If total privacy is important to you and your family out of pocket cash payments will ensure greater levels of privacy.
2)More motivation: There is also research out there that suggests that patients who pay out of pocket are often more motivated and invested in treatment than those who receive free or insurance-based services. This can allow you to complete your therapy quicker and also to not have to take time off of work to attend therapy every week. We have found this to be true in our practice.
3)More flexibility and control of your therapy: Most people want their therapist to be totally on their side. Therapists who are paid by managed care companies are in a difficult situation. They work hard to help you achieve relief from your difficulties, but they are under contract with the managed care companies. The companies impose rules and regulations that you may never hear about-rules concerning length of treatment, medications, and how often you can be seen by the therapist (to name just a few). Only when you pay for therapy out of pocket can you and your therapist be totally in charge of the length, frequency, cost and focus of your sessions. You will have more treatment flexibility than clients that use insurance.
4) Avoiding a medical diagnosis in your records: You can avoid a mandatory diagnosis, stigma and restrictions on your treatment. When you use insurance your insurance company mandates that you be diagnosed with at least one diagnosis, or they may not pay for treatment. Often things like normal life stress, marital problems and personal development cannot be easily diagnosed. Therefore, seeking a diagnosis may be a challenge in some situations. Not to mention you may not want the stigma of a diagnosis.
5) Choice. Would you like to choose your own therapist? Most people prefer this freedom. When you seek therapy through a managed care company you are typically given one to three names of counselors to contact. You are not usually given information about the experience level, specialties or background of the therapists. And there is another problem: If you don’t see the therapist to whom the company assigns you, you stand to lose your benefits. If you ask your family doctor, clergyman or a friend to recommend a therapist, the chances are slim that the counselors you hear about will be on the panel of mental health providers covered by your managed care plan. If you want to choose a therapist based on credentials, reputation, experience, and personality “fit,” you likely will have to pay for the treatment yourself.
Brittany Coulsting LCMHCA, APTT-C, NBCC (Office-based, phone or Telehealth therapy).
- $130 for initial evaluation (60 minutes)
- $120 per 50-52 minute session
- $75 for 90 minute group session.
Robert McGuire LCMHC, EMDR-Trained Therapist (Office-based, phone or Telehealth therapy)
- $150 for initial evaluation (60 minutes)
- $160 for a family evaluation (70 minutes)
- $150 per 50-52 minute session
- $80 for 90 minute group session.
David Sanchez LCMHC, CSAT, EMDR -Trained Therapist, Brainspotting therapist (Office-based, phone or Telehealth therapy)
- $175 for initial evaluation (up to 60 minutes)
- $170 per 50-52 minute session (Office-Based, phone or online therapy)
- $80 for 90 minute group session.