Practice Policy

Do you charge for missed sessions?

Per standard practice, missed sessions will be charged full fee unless I was notified at least 1 business day in advance. For patients in long-term psychotherapy, notices are required two weeks in advance to avoid being charged.


Do you take insurance? How can I get insurance reimbursement?

I am currently accepting all major insurances as an out-of-network provider. For patients enrolled in large managed care plans, it may be possible to obtain out-of-network benefits by simply switching to a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan, which is usually offered by your insurance company, for a minimal increase in monthly premimum. I will collect payment at the time of service and provide a receipt with diagnoses, treatments and costs. You submit this receipt to your insurance company, with out-of-network reimbursement paperwork as needed. I will assist you in filling these paperwork if necessary. The insurance company will reimburse you in a few weeks. Prior to using out-of-network benefits, please call your insurance company.

For your convenience, here is a worksheet of questions to ask your insurance company. If you would like, you may also use a Microsoft Document version of this worksheet, and send it to me as an attachment. I will help you determine exactly what it would cost you to receive care.

I am no longer a Medicare provider. If you are a Medicare enrollee and interested in my service, please contact me regarding entering into a private treatment contract with me.


Is there a minimum frequency for visits?

For standard psychopharmacologic follow-up visits, I will need to meet with you at a minimum once every three months. For psychotherapy patients, there is some flexibility depending on treatment objectives, but it would be unusal to meet at a frequency below once every month.



Do you have a comprehensive practice policy information form for me to review?

Please download the practice policy sheet here. We will also go over the policy at the initial evaluation appointment. For psychotherapy treatment, I will provide a separate treatment contract which will stipulate the framework for treatment at the beginning of the treatment course.


What is your current fee schedule?

Fee schedules are updated yearly. Please contact me via phone or E-mail for a copy of the most current fee schedule.