Fees/Rates, Insurance and Appointments2019-01-22T16:55:05+00:00

Paying for Treatment

Emotionally Focused Therapy is a major investment in you and your primary relationships – one that will pay dividends for many years to come. You can expect to gain a more deep, meaningful, connection and to find more effective ways of coping with your problems together which will improve your overall sense of well-being, happiness and connection. Deep connections made at Creating Healthy Connections could easily be one of the most important investments you ever make.

Please note, I have structured my office entrance and exit in a way that provides privacy for couples and families, so that they do not see their friends, family or acquaintances coming and going from my office.

Fees/Rates

Initial Intake (total of one hour phone consultation or 30 minutes for each partner) with the first 80 minute session together: $250 

Couples Ongoing Therapy after initial session: $200 for 80 minutes

Family Ongoing Therapy: $200 for 80 minutes

Individual Therapy within the context of Couple Therapy scheduled after initial couple session: $200 for 80 minutes (Individual Therapy for each partner occurs a few times during the course of couples or family therapy).  Please note, at  CHC you and your family members are provided full privacy given the structure of the waiting area.

Appointments

Appointments are available afternoon and evening hours during the work week Monday through Friday.
Appointments are scheduled every 90 minutes beginning at 2:00 PM Monday through Friday. Each session is 75 minutes long, with 10 minutes for scheduling and questions.
Please note – afternoon appointments – 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM are typically available at the onset of therapy because the evening appointments are usually full. Overtime, evening appointments become available as couples graduate.  As the schedule permits, you and your partner will move into a evening appointment, if that is what you are seeking. 

It is the client’s responsibility to pay for each session on the onset of the appointment. A receipt with the necessary codes will be provided at the beginning of each session to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. Please provide cash or check at the time of the appointment.

Cancellation Policy

I charge the full rate for scheduled appointments missed or canceled with less than 48 business hours.

Schedule Online Or By Phone. Calls or emails will usually be returned in 48 business hours

Sessions are usually once a week for 75 minutes but please allow for 90 minutes for scheduling, fee collection and other questions.  Please be aware, Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families needs to be weekly in order to be truly effective as indicated by the accumulated research and experience.

Insurance

You may receive reimbursement if your plan allows you to see out-of-network providers for which you may receive partial, or in some cases, full reimbursement. For each session you attend, you’ll need to pay in-full at the onset of the session.  At that time you’ll be given a statement you may attach to a claim form (provided by your insurance company upon your request). The insurance company will process your claim and reimburse you  according to the terms of your plan. It is best to call your provider and ask about your benefits.

There are several important questions you’ll need to ask your insurance company before you attend your first session

  1. The following questions may be questions you need to ask your insurance provider.
  2. Will my plan reimburse me directly when I go to an out-of-network provider, such as CHC?
  3. Does my plan cover mental health benefits? Specifically, will they reimburse for the following codes:
    90791
    90834 – most important for individual work
    90837 – most important for individual work
    90839
    90840
    90846 – most important for couples & family work
    90847 – most important for couples & family work
    99354
    99355
  4. What are the terms of my plan—do I have a deductible and has it been met?
  5. What paperwork does my insurance carrier require? This is usually a one-page claim form that the carrier provides to you upon your request.
  6. How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
  7. How much does my plan cover for an out of network provider?
  8. What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  9. Is approval required from my primary care physician?

The statement/receipt you will be provided with will have all the relevant information that your insurance carrier will require, including a diagnosis. Please make copies of the receipts before mailing or faxing them in.

Complete the paperwork your insurance company requires (usually a one-page form) and include any additional statements. Make certain that you fill out your insurance claim according to their specifications.