THERAPY IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOURSELF, IN YOUR FUTURE.
Services and Fees
Individual consultations are free and scheduled for an hour, and can be made online at any time. This consultation is yours to discuss the issues that have brought you to treatment and to ask any questions you may have about my approach, methods, and experience. If we agree to work together, we will determine the frequency and scheduling of subsequent sessions.
The fees listed below are a guideline to what you may pay per session, but we will discuss the particulars of your insurance and what you can afford at various points during the first session and at various points throughout your treatment.
Individual Psychoanalysis: $170 per session
Couples Counseling: $200 per session
While I do significantly slide my fee for a percentage of my sessions, at this time all of my low-fee appointments are booked.
Do you take insurance?
As a Psychoanalyst and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#CW019618), I can provide invoices (called superbills) with all necessary information for you to submit a claim for out-of-network reimbursement, but please read the rest of this section carefully to weigh the benefits and risks of doing so. You may also be able to use your Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account to defray the cost of treatment should your provider not cover out-of-network benefits.
In order for insurance to cover any mental health therapy, you will need a mental health diagnosis to justify medical need for treatment. While a mental health diagnosis in and of itself is not cause for concern nor should it prevent anyone from seeking relief, there are practical negative risks associated with having a mental health diagnosis on your medical record, such as raising future health insurance premiums or making it more difficult for you to secure life insurance. Because couples are typically working on issues of communication, trust, rebuilding intimacy, and renegotiation of healthy boundaries--not issues that insurance companies deem it medically necessary to resolve--couples therapy is very rarely covered by insurance.
Ideally, therapy works best when it remains confidential between patient(s) and therapist. Insurance companies often demand information about your diagnosis, symptoms, level of functioning, and progress to determine whether or not they will provide reimbursement for your treatment. Insurance representatives can and do have a say in how treatment should be conducted, including when your therapy should end--regardless of whether you and your therapist agree with their assessment.