How much does therapy cost?

Prioritizing your needs and long-term wellness isn't always easy when faced with the realistic demands of a busy life.  But there is no better long-term investment than improving the quality of your life, health, and relationships.  You deserve to make yourself and your happiness a priority.

My fees are competitive for the Philadelphia area based on my services and expertise.  

Do you take insurance?

In order to uphold the highest quality of care, I do not participate directly with any insurance plans. However, this does not necessarily mean that you cannot use your insurance or that services will not be reimbursed to you.  At your request, I can provide you with a statement of services so that you may seek reimbursement from your insurance company independently.  It is often the case that your carrier will cover a significant portion of the cost. 

To understand your coverage benefits, I recommend you contact your carrier and ask them how much they reimburse for “out-of-network” psychotherapy services.  Below are some questions to ask your insurance provider:

  • Do I have out-of-network behavioral health benefits?

  • What is my deductible?

  • What percentage of the doctor's fees will the insurance company reimburse?

  • Is there a session limit for behavioral health services?

Why see an out-of-network provider?

Flexibility to choose your therapist

Finding a therapist who is a "good fit" can be difficult, yet this is a necessary component to a successful treatment.  By not limiting yourself to a list of providers issued by your insurance carrier, you allow yourself the flexibility to choose the best therapist for you.

Individualized treatment approach

Paying for therapy services privately allows us to tailor your treatment specifically to your needs and goals, rather than artificially adhering to a treatment course prescribed by an insurance company.  As a private-pay patient, your treatment will not be bound to a diagnosis or dictated by a third party.

Confidentiality

Many patients elect not to use insurance benefits to pay for psychotherapy, so that no third party is required to be notified of the client's decision to seek therapy.  In certain circumstances, including when the client holds a high-profile position in the community, this level of privacy is critical to one's decision to seek therapy.

How do I submit for out-of-network reimbursement?

As with figuring anything out for the first time, this process can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. At your request, I will give you a monthly statement with all the information on it that insurance companies need to pay claims to their members. You then send that statement to your insurance company to request reimbursement. Each insurance company has different requirements for how this is done, so you’ll want to ask them how they prefer you submit this information. I am happy to assist as you navigate this process.

Still feeling overwhelmed? Or simply don’t have the time to manage this? There are services out there that will work directly with you to simplify the insurance submission process. Reimbursify is one of them.