FEES & INSURANCES
Initial Evaluation (60min) $185
Follow up individual therapy session $165 (50-55 min) / $130 (40-45min) / $85 (30min)
Case consultation $165
I welcome people who want to use health insurances for therapy sessions---because I know this makes mental health care more accessible and affordable. The use of healthcare coverage makes it easier for some to try therapy for the first time.
I am in-network provider for Medicare, Cigna, Care First, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Anthem PPO. I am also a certified out-of-network provider for Humana Tricare (A referral is needed from your VA primary care doctor).
If you have any of these insurances, I will bill them directly for your counseling session. You will pay the copay (or deductible if you have any) on the day of your appointment. Payment for your session is due on the day of the service.
Please be aware that it is your responsibility to find out what your insurance covers. Please ask your insurance company if I am an in-network provider for your particular insurance plan. Some questions to ask your insurance company are:
What’s my yearly deductible for in-network mental health benefits?
Is there a limit on sessions your plan will cover per year?
If Yes, How many?
How much is my co-payment for mental health services?
Does your plan require pre-authorization for psychotherapy?
Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
If you wish to see me as out-of-network provider, I will provide you an itemized bill so that you can submit it to your insurance company directly. Your insurance company's member services can explain your out-of-network benefits and how much of a session cost will be covered.
Your session time is especially reserved for you. Please provide at least 24 hours advance notice if you cannot come to the scheduled session. Without the 24 hour notice, you will be asked to pay $95 for the missed session.
Good Faith Estimate:
Effective Jan 1st, 2022, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. Make sure you receive a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your session.
You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call Emerald Leaf Counseling 703-829-6350.