I do not accept insurance. I am considered an out of network provider for most insurances. If you would like to seek reimbursement from your insurance provider, I recommend calling them directly to ask the following questions:
I can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If you have any questions about this process, I am happy to provide further guidance.
For new clients, fees are due at the time of service. I do require that all clients keep a credit card on file although alternative payment (ie. Venmo) on the day of service is accepted. Seasoned clients are given the option of receiving monthly bills.
For in-person sessions, my office is located at 1707 Belle View Blvd. Unit A-2 Alexandria, VA 22307. For telehealth sessions, we will utilize both audio and video so it will be important for you to have access to an internet capable device, a good internet connection and a private space where we can meet.
During our 15 minute [free] phone consultation, I will ask briefly about your history and your goals for therapy. You are also welcome to ask me any questions you may have. Once we determine that we are a good match, I will set you up with access to your own portal. In this portal system you will be able to complete consent forms, intake forms, card information, etc. You will also be able to view and request appointments in the schedule as well as utilize a HIPAA compliant messaging system.
The messaging system in your portal is my preferred method of communication. I do not always respond to emails/texts in a time-efficient manner. Additionally, I do not have the availability to provide emergency services. If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency, please call 911 or the 988 suicide and crisis lifeline OR go to your nearest emergency room.
Please make sure that your intake forms have been submitted at least 24 hours before we meet. This allows us to save time on contextual items and move into the matter(s) you wish to discuss. During our first session, we'll discuss how to proceed whether you'd like for me to prompt the conversation or if you would like to take the lead to discuss your past and/or your current situation. I look forward to getting to know you and learning how I can best help you.
As of January 2022, all healthcare providers are required by law to provide a no surprise or good faith estimate, or a list of expected services/costs, to all private pay or out of network patients. Lawfully, I will provide this to you within 3 days following our first session. The cost of our sessions is clearly identified with the only unknown being how long our counseling relationship might last, and this depends on the subject material and your level of engagement. I do reassess my fees yearly and you will be given more than a 30 day notice when changes occur. You can find more information about the No Surprise Act here.