Please note that I do not take any insurance. However, many people find they can get reimbursed, in full or in part, for their work with me. You will want to call your insurance carrier and ask about reimbursement for an Out of Network provider for CPT codes 90791 (initial evaluation,) and 90834, (ongoing psychotherapy services.) I will help with any statements you might need for your insurance in order to get you reimbursed for the fees you have paid me directly.
One thing to keep in mind is that with many insurance products, the insured is required to pay a deductible before they move to a co-pay arrangement. You might find that you are paying as much out of pocket with an in-network provider as you would paying out of pocket. In any case, it’s a really good idea to do a little research to see what your best next move might be as you seek the support that will best get your goals.
Initial Assessemnt = $280
Individual Session = $170
Family/Couple = $170
Hypnotherapy for Smoking Session or Weight Management TBD
(Ask about cash discount)
My rate is based on the time, not the number of bodies in the room. So, a family session, a couples’ session, and an individual session are charged at the same rate.
I accept cash, check or major credit card. Payment is required at the time of service.
If my services are not financially feasible for you, please go to https://www.opencounseling.com/maryland/columbia.
MILITARY AND VETERANS: I am an approved Preferred Non-Network Provider for Tricare. If you have Tricare, please contact the regional office under which your plan falls and ask if you can be reimbursed for work with a Preferred Non-Network Provider. I also maintain a few pro bono slots for military professionals, veterans and/or their families. under the Give An Hour program, (Give An Hour.) Those slots tend to stay full, but please inquire if you qualify. If I can help, I want to.
What to Expect
Coming to a new counselor can make a lot of people anxious and uncomfortable, so I made this video, walking you through coming to the office from parking lot to the office and to the counseling room. I want you to feel comfortable knowing that you’re in the right place, which door to go through, where the restroom is and all of that. You can always text me if anything is confusing. Hope this helps. See you soon!
If there is inclement weather on the day of your appointment, if you haven’t heard from me, you can assume that I am in the office and taking appointments as scheduled.
If you do not feel safe driving, (or if school is closed and that presents a scheduling problem for you,) you need to text me as soon as you know that you won’t be at your appointment. Please be prepared to do a FaceTime or phone appointment at your regular time. (I will collect payment via credit card at the time of your appointment.)
If you cannot make your appointment, FaceTime and phone appointments are not feasible for you, and you have contacted me via text, (or phone if necessary,) to cancel, you will not be charged for your missed appointment and we will schedule your make up session for as soon as possible, preferably within the week.