I adhere to the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Included in these principles is a commitment to client confidentiality.
All of my services are fee-for-service.
The fees for evaluations range from $600 to $6000, depending on the specific issues, referral questions, and time involved.
Counseling and Consulting
My counseling/consulting rate is typically $150-180 per hour, but may vary.
Health insurance does not typically cover school-related or family concerns, and getting evaluations and therapy sessions authorized is often cumbersome and time consuming, time I would prefer to spend helping clients. Involving health insurance companies in the process typically results in a loss of confidentiality that has a negative impact on children in particular. Insurance files could be used against them in the future should they decide to apply for certain jobs or educational programs, such as law enforcement, the military, or government-related positions. Clients may contact their health insurance company to ask if there are any benefits to cover fees of out-of-network psychologist providers. I am happy to provide receipts to submit to insurance companies for your reimbursement, along with the relevant diagnostic and procedural codes. Clients who have pursued reimbursement are often successful, especially if there is a medically related issue.
I encourage you to contact me if you would like more information or to schedule an appointment. I pride myself in returning messages within 24 hours.