Insurance and Fees
Therapy sessions are billed at $125 for 45 minutes. Cash discounts are available.
I am a participating provider for various insurance plans. Please review your plan brochure and call the member services phone number on your insurance card to determine your exact benefits. I will need to obtain your membership information prior to our first meeting in order to verify benefits.
If you do not have one of the provided health insurance then you should know that many health insurance plans will reimburse the insured individual for some portion of the out-of-network outpatient psychotherapy fee. To determine the extent of your particular coverage, please read your health insurance contract carefully and call the benefits department at your insurer directly.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
- Superior (Cenpatico)
- United Behavioral Health
Please note that additional fees will be charged for sessions that run longer than the allotted time, school visits, frequent contact outside of session times, and long phone calls with you or other providers (e.g., school personnel, medical providers, etc.). In general, services that take longer than 10 minutes, occur frequently, or take place after hours, will be charged a prorated amount of my standard hourly rate. Services that involve contact with the legal system will be charged at a higher rate. Services that require travel will be charged for travel time.
There are several reasons that people may not want to use insurance coverage for therapy services. Most insurance companies require personal information about you and your treatment, including a diagnosis and information about your treatment and progress in therapy, in order to approve services. This information then becomes part of your medical record and may be accessible by other agencies in the future, such as health or life insurance agencies, and potentially even employers and lending agencies. It could also impact your ability to serve in the military. Insurance companies have the right to approve or deny services based on your diagnosis and the type of treatment you are receiving. They can limit the number of sessions you are allowed and the type of treatment you can receive.
Not everyone who seeks therapy has a diagnosable mental health problem. You should be aware that insurance companies generally require a diagnosis to pay for psychological services.