Rates & Insurance
I realize that seeking comprehensive psychological services represents a significant investment of not only time, but also money. While my fees are included below, don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss options for covering the cost of services. Together we will come up with a solution that is best for you. All costs will be explained upfront, allowing you to make informed decisions concerning your care. This contribution toward yourself or your child could be the most valuable investment you could ever make.
Using Your Insurance
I am in-network with: Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBSVT), Green Mountain Care/Vermont Medicaid, Medicare, MVP Health Care, and OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions (formerly United Behavioral Health). I am out of network with all other plans, but upon request, I will submit out-of-network claims on your behalf if you would like to use your eligible benefits for reimbursement per your insurance policy.
Therapy Fees (Self-Pay/No Insurance)
Individual Therapy Intake (first appointment, one time fee) $240
Individual Therapy Session (45 minutes) $180
Upon request, health care providers need to provide patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for services. When asked for, a good faith estimate of expected charges will be provided in writing and discussed prior to the next scheduled service. You can find more information on receiving a Good Faith Estimate here.
Psychological Assessment Fees
Psychological assessment is unique when compared to the costs of psychotherapy. The cost for psychological evaluation will vary depending on your needs. All assessment services are billed at $225 per hour. This includes actual testing time, scoring, report writing, and follow-up or feedback sessions. A fee estimate will be provided following the initial assessment consultation. I may be able to schedule installment plans for assessments using a credit card on file. If you have questions about payment or financial options, please contact me.
Out of Network Benefits
Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
Accepted Methods of Payment
Payment is expected at the time of service. Cash, check and all major credit cards are accepted. Additionally, my office accepts Health Savings Accounts/Flexible Spending Accounts (HSA/FSA) as a direct form of payment without the hassle of submitting paperwork. I require all clients to keep a credit card on file even if paying by other methods.
Patient care is a top priority, and my schedule remains full. I generally run on schedule and expect my clients to do the same. Please give 24-hour advance notice if you are unable to keep your appointment. If prior and timely notification is not given, you will be charged a $75 fee for the missed session.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!