Pricing and Fees You are responsible for paying at the time of your session unless prior arrangements have been made. Payment must be made by check, debit, or cash. If you refuse to pay your debt, I reserve the right to use an attorney or collection agency to secure payment.
If you anticipate becoming involved in a court case, I recommend that we discuss this fully before you waive your right to confidentiality. If your case requires my participation, you will be expected to pay for the professional time required.
Fees are non-negotiable. Fees are subject to change at counselor’s discretion.
Session Fees are $125.00 per hour.
Insurance I am currently accepting several different insurances: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia (Anthem) Cigna Fedblue Amerigroup of Georgia CareSource Aetna Tricare Healthgram Meritain Peachstate Ambetter First Health Network Beacon Health Options Multiplan CoreSource Wellcare of Georgia CHAMP-VA. Healthgram Meritain
If you do not have insurance or choose not to use your insurance I will be able to provide services at the rates listed above. If you do have insurance and insist on billing insurance, please beware that it will be billed at what is called the out of network rate. You can request insurance reimbursement with the receipt I provide following every session. Please note that not all insurance companies reimburse for out-of-network providers
If you have a health insurance policy, it will usually provide some coverage for mental health treatment. With your permission, I will assist you to the extent possible in filing claims and ascertaining information about your coverage, but you are responsible for knowing your coverage and for letting me know if/when your coverage changes.
You should also be aware that most insurance companies require you to authorize me to provide them with a clinical diagnosis. Sometimes I have to provide additional clinical information which will become part of the insurance company files. By agreeing that you want your insurance billed you will provide requested information to your carrier if you plan to pay with insurance.
In addition, if you plan to use your insurance, authorization from the insurance company may be required before they will cover counseling fees. If you did not obtain authorization and it is required, you may be responsible for full payment of the fee. Many policies leave a percentage of the fee to be covered by the patient. Either amount is to be paid at the time of the visit by check, debit, or cash. In addition, some insurance companies also have a deductible, which is an out-of-pocket amount that must be paid by the patient before the insurance companies are willing to begin paying any amount for services.
If I do not participate in your insurance plan and if you prefer to use a participating provider, I will refer you to a colleague that is on your insurance plan.