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.
Fees are non-negotiable. Fees are subject to change at counselor’s discretion.
Session Fees are $115.00 per hour. Court Involvement 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.
Court fees are as follows: $250/hr for court testimony, $25 for professional letter, $25/phone call for working with outside contacts
Insurance I am currently accepting these insurances:
Amerigroup of Georgia
Beacon Health Options
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia (Anthem)
First Health Network
United Health Care
Wellcare of Georgia
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.
In-Network Coverage If you have health insurance with one of these accepted companies, it will usually provide some coverage for mental health treatment. While I will assist you to the extent possible in filing claims, you are responsible to reach out to your provider to gather information about the specifics of your policy. These specifics include whether they require authorization before covering counseling fees, how many sessions they will cover, and how much the co-payment will be. If you did not obtain authorization and it is required, you may be responsible for full payment of the fee. Additionally, all co-payments will be accepted at the time of the session via cash, check, or debit.
You should also be aware that most insurance companies require a clinical diagnosis in order to grant coverage. 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 are authorizing this diagnosis and release of clinical information.
Out-of-Network Coverage If you are not in network and would like to bill your 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 I do not participate in your insurance plan and if you prefer to use a participating provider, I will be happy refer you to a colleague that is on your insurance plan.