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How to get started

Contact me to request an appointment for a complimentary 15-minute initial consultation to see if we’d be a good fit and to have your questions answered.

Please leave a message if I’m unavailable by phone as I may be in session with a client. I return all phone calls within 24 hours.

Fees

Intake: $200

Individual & Couples Sessions: $175

Please inquire if you do not have insurance and your resources are limited.

Fees are due at each session unless previous arrangements have been made. All major debit/credit cards are accepted for payment as well as HSA and FSA plans. A form of payment on file (credit, debit, health savings card) is required to schedule a session.

If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify me at least 24-hours in advance to avoid incurring a late-cancel or no-show fee of $60.

Insurance

You may be eligible to receive reimbursement for counseling sessions if your insurance plan offers out-of-network benefits and you have a plan not listed below. Be sure to mention if you have out-of-network benefits, or if you need help checking for out-of-network benefits, if you have a plan not listed below and we can discuss your options. 

IN NETWORK

Aetna (Michigan · Missouri · Florida)

Blue Cross Blue Shield (Michigan only)

Blue Care Network (Michigan only)

Cigna (Michigan · Missouri · Florida · South Carolina)

McLaren Health

McLaren Medicaid

Physicians Health Plan

Priority Health

United Healthcare (Michigan · Missouri · Florida · South Carolina)

ALSO ACCEPTING

TRICARE (Certified Non-Network Provider, Michigan Only)

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tricare
mclaren

Initial Consultation

I recommend scheduling a free 15-minute phone or video initial consultation. This is to ensure your concerns are with the scope of my expertise. It also allows for introductions and gives you an opportunity to ask questions. During this time I can share with you more information about how I work as a psychotherapist and explain the next steps in getting started with counseling. 

It’s important that you have a counselor who can meet your needs and is skilled in the areas you want to focus on in counseling. This consultation helps ensure that is the case. 

Your First Session

After our initial 15-minute phone consultation and after you’ve decided that you would like to begin counseling, you’re probably wondering what your first session will look like. We’ll begin with a discussion about confidentiality and then I will ask you to begin sharing about yourself and what brings you to counseling. As I get to know you in this first session, we will also discuss your goals for counseling and what you can expect from me, as your therapist.

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 file 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.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical 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 bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

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. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur.

The number of sessions a person may need in psychotherapy can vary, depending on presenting issues and goals, or if the client decides it is time to discontinue counseling.