I do not participate in health insurance panels. However, my professional services qualify for patient reimbursement under most insurance plans.
Depending on your health coverage, most plans allow you to apply for reimbursement using the billing statement I provide you. I am considered an “out-of-network provider.” Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.
Please check your coverage carefully by calling an insurance representative prior to your first appointment. You can find this information on the back of your insurance card. Ask the following questions:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits for outpatient psychotherapy?
What is my deductible and has it been met? How much have I reached? When does the deductible reset? (Usually, it is January 1)
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session for an out-of-network provider?
What are the out-of-network benefits for CPT codes for 90837 (individual psychotherapy 60 minutes), 90834 (individual psychotherapy 45 minutes), and 90847 (conjoint/family therapy)
Do I need any pre-authorization to receive these services out-of-network?
Can I submit claims electronically?
How long does it take to process?
Payment is due at the time of service. I accept debit cards, all major credit cards, healthcare savings account (HSA) cards, and flexible spending account (FSA) cards. I do not accept cash or checks. Cancellations require a 24-hour notice or there will be a charge for the session.
As of March 9, 2021, my fees are as follows:
45 minutes- $190/session
60 minutes- $250/session
**Note: As part of relationship counseling after the initial session I meet with each partner for an individual 60-minute session.
Psychotherapy Is My Passion
I am the resident sex therapist on Invisible Not Broken: A chronic illness podcast, www.invisiblenotbroken.com.
I have published in the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, conducting a research study on LGBTQ-Affirmative Teaching at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Understanding Program Directors Views.
I am writing my first book, Sex & Love When You Are Sick, which helps couples overcome shame and the sexual limitations caused by illness and gives strategies to create and reclaim a sex life that works.
I am a speaker and have lectured on topics including sexuality, chronic pain, preventative services, anxiety and stress management, caregiving stress, depression in the elderly, mindfulness and cognitive strategies for chronic pain, reclaiming sexuality for couples with chronic illness, exploring sexual communication, freedom, and pleasure for gender minorities with chronic illness, pain, and other disabilities, ethical decision making, and the assessment of mental disorders.