What insurance do you take?
I do not accept any insurance at this time
I understand that having health insurance can be important when you have medical issues and expenses. However, I strongly encourage you to consider the long-term implications before using your insurance for your counseling sessions. Using your medical insurance for counseling has some risks involved. In order to use your medical insurance for counseling, you must be given a mental disorder diagnosis and that diagnosis will become a part of your permanent medical record. Having a mental diagnosis on your record may carry long-term implications and may hinder you from being able to obtain life insurance, disability or health insurance in the future. Additionally, filing an insurance claim means your diagnosis, dates of service, etc., are no longer totally confidential, and your insurance company will be aware of your treatment and diagnosis.
Health insurance can be very important when one is dealing with medical issues. However, it is important to understand some of the possible long term consequences and risks before using insurance for counseling sessions. In order for a clinician to bill your medical insurance, you must be given a diagnosis. Having a mental diagnose on your permanent medical record can have possible down sides such as inability to attain other insurances in the future. Also when these insurance claims are filed, your insurance company becomes aware of treatment and diagnosis , which makes therapy no longer totally confidential.
These reasons are why I choose not to accept insurance. As a potential client, I want you to be aware of my policies and my reasons for them. However, if any individual understands the risks involved will be given what is known as a ‘super bill’ in order to be reimbursed by your insurance company for out of network counseling. It will be your responsibility to seek out how much you will be reimbursed for and for how many sessions.
How do telehealth sessions work?
Information on where and how to schedule a telehealth session will be posted soon
Do you do free consultations
Yes! I do provide 10-15 minute consultations. During this time we will gather more information about one another, and I will asses if I am the right fit for your need. Let’s work together!
Any other questions?
Please feel free to contact me at 404.804.2998 or firstname.lastname@example.org