Frequently Asked Questions

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

No. Fortunately, we do not accept insurance. (No limitations on your treatment!).

Investing in your mental health is the first step to take towards creating healthier and more fulfilling changes in your life.


We believe in a long term approach and provide depth psychotherapy which often requires long term journeys. (Reminder that therapeutic services are entirely voluntary). Insurers limit the number and time frame of the actual session. Most health insurance providers require an initial diagnosis in order to cover your Therapy and some diagnoses will not be covered at all. We do not believe in diagnosing after only one intake hour. Part of our philosophy is to build a relationship with our patients in order to specifically tailor their treatment based on individual needs. Insurance carriers also require your diagnosis to be disclosed when pursuing new treatment. This is in direct conflict with our philosophy of treating patients.


Good Faith Estimate:
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to create a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges. Note: The PHSA and the GFE does not apply currently to any clients who are using insurance benefits, including Out of Network Benefits (seeking reimbursement from your insurance companies).

The No Surprises Act

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health 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 expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. 

 

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.  This is just an estimate and as your therapist gathers more information about your symptoms and severity, your Good Faith Estimate may be revised to reflect this new information. Any time your Good Faith Estimate is revised it will be updated and stored in your client portal. You have the right to request an updated Good Faith Estimate at any time in your treatment.​

 

You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a 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. Your Good Faith Estimates will always be kept up to date and accessible for you to download in your client portal.

 

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

 

Disclaimer:

This Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. Estimates are based on information known at the time the estimate is created. The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. Federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill. If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available. You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill. There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount. To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises



Payment is offered on a sliding scale.  We offer  50, 60, 75, and 90 minute sessions. Sliding Scale range: $200.00 to $225.00 dependent upon clinical needs and requests.

Our fees reflect the hidden costs of running and maintaining a business. Some of these costs include: maintenance of clinical and business certifications and licenses, HIPAA-compliant medical software, extensive administrative tasks, and continuous advanced training while adhering to all state licensing laws and regulations.
*This is not a comprehensive list.

 
We do not accept Insurance, instead we are able to provide you with a Clinical Superbill to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement purposes.  Superbills indicate that you pay for Therapy out of pocket and seek possible reimbursement through your insurance company. It is your responsibility to determine whether you have Out-of-Network benefits on your insurance plan. You would be responsible for sending in the superbill along with a medical claim form to your insurance company for reimbursement. We are unable to discuss policies related to insurance. Most insurance providers can confirm whether you have out-of-network benefits. 

WHAT ARE YOUR CREDENTIALS?

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, No. 5918
I have a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from San Diego State University (2015).
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Social Psychology from University of Maryland (2007).
I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with a concentration in Vocational counseling and Psychosocial functioning.

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

I am certified in BrainSpotting for the treatment of Neurocognitive disorders, Complex Trauma, and mood disorders.

I am a Certified Clinical Domestic Violence Professional.

ARE YOU SEEING PATIENTS DURING QUARANTINE?

Yes. We are offering both: online appointments via telephone or video sessions.

ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR EMERGENCIES?

No, we are an outpatient level of care and are not considered emergency services. We operate during standard Business Hours. For emergencies, please contact your nearest Emergency room or dial 911 to contact law enforcement or medical services.

Emergency Suicide hotline is: 1-800-273-8255

DO YOU FOCUS ON A SPECIFIC MODALITY?

Yes, we currently rely upon a set of specific intervention styles, tools, and modalities. I rely upon Brainspotting and Depthwork for supporting individuals through healing from complex trauma.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A SESSION?

 You will be met with compassion, support, and empathy. We utilize a direct and interactive approach. We foster a non-judgmental space and will challenge you to push yourself out of your comfort zone.  You will be provided with tools and taught how to utilize interventions outside of Therapy. We occasionally assign Therapeutic tasks and reflective assignments in order to help you maintain a sense of progress. Our goal with every session, is to help you gain more control of your life. Reflective writing assignments provide a foundation for our sessions and cultivate empowerment in you. In therapy, if your emotions are uncomfortable, then it’s working!

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depression, anxiety, trauma