Insurance and Fees
Eliminating Surprises or Unnecessary Delays in Treatment
Finances and a misunderstanding of how sessions are paid for is a frequent source of confusion for clients and can lead to some unfortunate delays or stops in therapy. This information is provided to help you make good decisions and avoid unnecessary hiccups.
Determine how you hope to pay for your sessions ahead of time- I cannot offer invoiced/delayed pay for clients. All payments are due at the time of service, including cost for fees not covered by insurance (copays and deductibles). I only accept Blue Cross of Kansas (not Kansas City) insurance. Contact the customer service number on the back of your insurance ID card for the most current information from your insurance company regarding whether I am in your network or if you have additionl out-of-pocket costs (copay, deductible, coinsurance).
Couples and family Therapy- Please understand that submitting couples/marriage therapy claims to insurance has to comply with important standards to meet insurance company requirements. Not all types of relationship therapy are covered, so please inquire with me prior to starting if you have questions.
Individual Therapy- I work only with BCBS of Kansas (this is very specific) on a very limited basis and only if the type of therapy necessary to improve your situation is approved for coverage. It is your responsibility to determine what your pay status is by reaching customer service (on the back of your insurance ID card). If you have a copay, co-insurance amount, or unmet deductible, you are responsible for the full balance of any amounts not covered by your insurance company.
My fees are as follows: Initial session: $130 (approximately 1.5 hours); Extended session cost after assessment: $140 (beyond 52 minutes); Routine session: $120 (15 min-52 minutes).
As always, feel free to let me know if you have any other questions. I look forward to meeting with you!