FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE MEETINGS HELD IN PERSON OR VIRTUALLY?
Both! I meet in-person with folks in my North Andover, MA office as well as offer telehealth for those located throughout Massachusetts and Washington, DC via secure and HIPPA complian
Teletherapy is a great option for those with busy schedules or preferring to talk from the comforts of their own space.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Contact me for a complementary 20 minute phone consultation during which we can discuss next steps.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I START FEELING BETTER?
My hope is that you'll feel a smidge of relief simply by knowing you're not alone as you embark on the self-growth journey. That being said, the number of sessions vary and depends on the challenges you're facing, goals you're setting, and strategies we collaboratively develop. Some folks feels satisfied after a handful of meetings while others enjoy a longer-term relationship.
HOW MUCH DO SESSIONS COST?
$275 for an initial assessment
$160 for a standard 50 minute individual session
$400+ for a 60-90 minute team consultation
Sliding scale opportunities are available based on financial need.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
I am considered an out-of-network provider with all insurance organizations. If you decide to use insurance and have a plan with out-of-network benefits, I can submit claims to providers for your reimbursement.
WHY AREN'T YOU PARTNERED WITH INSURANCE?
As almost any person who has dealt with insurance knows, the medical industry can be rigid, restrictive, and ambiguous.
Insurance companies have the authority to request access to records, scrutinize treatment, question plans, and ultimately dictate the exact number of sessions a patient can attend.
They also require a diagnosis. I believe a diagnosis categorizes you and says nothing about how you cope with things, what your strengths are, or what events have happened to you. It assumes a timeline of recovery and makes the assumption that you have to be “fixed” or “cured.”
I want more for you— I am committed to offering you a personalized approach with the freedom to customize treatment based on your individual needs and goals for therapy.
I invite you to read more about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
I WANT TO USE INSURANCE, HOW DO I CLARIFY MY BENEFITS?
You can contact your insurance company and ask the following questions:
What is the coverage for outpatient psychotherapy services?
Do I have out-of-network benefits as part of my insurance coverage?
Do I have a deductible (and if so, what is it and have I met it yet)?
What is the percentage of reimbursement for an out-of-network provider?
What is the timeline for receiving reimbursement once service claims have been submitted?
WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I accept cash, checks, credit cards, debit cards, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, and Zelle. Please bring the exact amount if paying with cash.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELATION POLICY?
Life happens! Your appointment time will be reserved for you on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, based on what we determine together. There is no charge if you cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least 24 hours notice. Cancellations within 24 hours will be processed at your full session fee.