Payment is commonly made by check at the end of each week according to the following rates:
$140 per 45-minute individual session
$180 per 55-minute individual or family (couples) session
$250 per initial intake session
All other services are provided at a rate of $180 per 45-minutes. (For instance, this rate is prorated for the time needed to prepare and participate in consultations, court appearances, extensive phone calls, texts, emails, letters, report writing, document review and other activities at your request or on your behalf. Testing charges also include cost of materials.)
When needed, a write-off can be provided for payment-in-full at the time of service.
If we cannot find a way to make treatment affordable for you, I can help you find a professional who charges less. In the end, I want you to find the personal benefits of therapy to be a very valuable investment.
Insurance as a Third Party Payer
If you want to involve a health insurance company, you might want to confirm with them regarding the portion you need to pay your OUT-OF-NETWORK providers. My policy is to collect full payment from you until your insurance has responded to billings with their explanation of benefits.
When it comes to using health insurance, the best way to minimize intrusions on your privacy and maximize your treatment options is for you to bill them yourself. The choice is yours regarding how you seek reimbursement from your insurance company. On a monthly basis I can bill them or I can give you a receipt with which you can bill them. The average insurance company will respond within another month.
APPOINTMENTS & missed-Appointment POLICY
My appointment policy is negotiated on an individual basis according to both of our needs. In general it resembles the following:
As we determine the frequency of sessions needed for your optimal course of treatment we will work to establish weekly standing-appointment times that are as convenient as possible for you in order to support our focused attention on you and your internal and relational experiences.
Once we have established such a schedule I will charge for all standing-appointments except when I am out of the office for vacation, holidays, or professional development. If you are using insurance to help you manage your costs, keep in mind that you are responsible for full payment of the sessions you miss, your insurance company will not reimburse for sessions not attended.
You can set an initial appointment by calling me or pressing the Schedule An Appointment button located at the bottom of the page.
Please read and bring to your next appointment. Thank you.
1) Initial Visit Registration - Two pages, possibly three
2) Psychotherapist-Patient Agreement & Office Policy (10.17) - Swan Psych
3) Notice of Privacy Practices 1.10 - Swan
Optional) Authorization to Release Information