It’s important to feel comfortable in your therapist’s presence, and to feel safe doing the work. You should feel like you can trust them to be accepting and nonjudgmental about everything you share and every question you ask. If the match between you and your therapist doesn’t feel right to you, you can always try a different therapist.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate”
explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
If you have private insurance, I can give you a bill with the necessary codes to submit to your insurance company. Each person’s policy is different. Your insurance company may reimburse you for a portion of your psychotherapy fee from out of network providers.
I do slide my full fee for seniors. I do not accept Medicare insurance, but I am able to reduce my fee for seniors by 25%.
We should meet no less than once a week in order to truly do the work, and it’s an option to meet more often.