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I offer high quality, professional psychotherapy to adults. Some patients come to me weekly, others more often, and some on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Some do a combination of phone, Skype, and in-person sessions, while many stick to the traditional face-to-face appointment. Reach out for a consultation, and we can discuss what works best for you.
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Why I Don’t Take Insurance
In your search for a therapist, you’ve probably had to decide if you’re willing to pay out-of-pocket for psychotherapy, or if you’re happy with the options covered by your plan. Or perhaps you’re without insurance and self-pay is your only option. The following are just a few of the benefits of working with a provider who doesn’t take health insurance.
- Insurance companies require therapists to diagnose you with a mental health disorder, and this diagnosis becomes a part of your medical record. If your therapist can’t diagnose you, you can’t use your health insurance for their services. Achieving work-life balance, improving relationships, being your best self, or increasing personal happiness aren’t diagnosable or billable.
- Personalized and tailored care is not the standard model with insurance plans. Insurance companies primarily want your therapist to use CBT, and while CBT is an evidence based practice, many clinicians will tell you that it just doesn’t go deep enough. Who better to decide what approach to use given your specific goals than a therapist who knows you, and with whom you have a relationship?
- HMOs limit the location, frequency, and quantity of therapy available to you. I offer services over the phone, Skype, and in some cases sessions can be held outside of my office (something only a small handful of insurance plans will authorize). Additionally, there is no yearly cap on the number of sessions, meaning you can participate in psychotherapy as much as you need.