Do you contract with insurance companies?
In my commitment to you and protecting the privacy of your personal health information, I do not directly bill insurance. This reduces risk to you and your future capacity to obtain health or life insurance, or even a job.
I can and will, upon request, provide you with receipts and a coded visit bill (called a “super bill”) which you may submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. I encourage you to check with your insurance provider regarding the specifics of your policy. I will be happy to provide you with billing codes to ask them about.
Do you offer a sliding-fee scale?
Yes. I do offer a sliding fee scale for situations that warrant it, such as unemployment. I will be happy to discuss this option with you when you call.
Are the Grief Recovery Method Programs covered by insurance?
Possibly. I have found that insurance will often reimburse for grief counseling when clients meet the criteria for a clinical diagnosis. The Grief Recovery Handbook is usually recognized as a valid approach to treatment.
What if I don’t want a diagnosis, or am already seeing another counselor or therapist?
I offer reduced rates for people who wish to forego diagnosis and who choose a self-pay option. These rates are available for the Grief Recovery Method one-on-one program, as well as for those participating in the Grief Recovery Method Support Groups. I will be happy to explain these options with you when you call.
When is payment due, and what are my payment options?
Payment is due at the time of your appointment. I accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. I also accept HSA (Health Spending Account) and FSA (Flexible Spending Account) payment for Mental Health services.