Fees and Insurance

Can I Use Insurance?

I can provide a statement that you can submit to your insurer for reimbursement. Many insurance plans cover out-of-network services and you can find out by contacting them.

I practice out-of-network. Out-of-network therapy offers greater choice, convenience, and privacy than in-network services. Seeking a therapist within an insurance network may mean that you must travel further, or wait on a list before they can start working with you. Insurance companies also generally require reports on diagnoses, length of treatment, and other information, which other health care providers and administrative staff may then have access to. This often leads to therapy that is shaped to the expectations of the insurance company, rather than your personal needs.

When you do pay out of pocket, mental health fees not covered by insurance may also be claimed as tax deductions..

Fee Scale

Couple’s Session: $125 per 50 minutes.

Individual Session: $90 per 50 minutes.

I accept cash, check, credit card, and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Payment is due at the end of each session.

What About Sliding Scale?

If finances are tight for you, I offer sliding scale rates for up to five clients on my case load. Sliding scale rates range from $80 to $125 per couple’s session, and $60 to $90 per individual session. These reduced rates are available on request and you set your own rate based on your own assessment of your ability to pay within the ranges mentioned above.

24 hour Notice for Cancellation

I serve many clients and must respect their needs as well as yours. To help achieve this I ask you to accept responsibility for arriving on time and notifying me at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend. If you fail to provide this notice, I can charge you the full fee for the session, even if you did not attend or missed part of it. However, I understand that illness and urgent life problems may prevent you from giving sufficient notice and will make exceptions in such cases.

Confidentiality

Except in certain specific circumstances, I will not tell anyone your identity, or identifying information, or what was shared in a session without prior written permission. When a session involves more than one adult client, each client must provide written consent before I can disclose information to a third party.

The most important exception to the rule of confidentiality may occur when I have reason to believe a client may harm themselves or others.

In addition, to better serve you, I may consult a supervisor or fellow professional about your case. When doing so, I protect your identity by using pseudonyms, withholding identifying information, and only sharing information relevant to a psychological consultation. My supervisor and colleagues are also bound by practices of confidentiality.

A more detailed explanation of exceptions is available in the therapy agreement we sign before our first session, or on request.

Ready to make an appointment? Email alan@liberationtherapy.net or call +1 (206) 854-7349.