Plus Answers To Your Frequently Asked Fee & Insurance Questions
Counseling is an investment of time and energy for both people. You may have been struggling for a long time, or you may be newly-diagnosed with an illness or disorder. Either way, you deserve the time and energy it takes to work on yourself. It may be hard at times, but it will be worth it.
- Psychotherapy, 55 minutes: $180
- Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation: $270
Do You Offer Sliding Scale Fees?
No, not at this time. If it would be burdensome for you to pay my full fee, I work with several health insurance companies and I supervise mental health counseling interns who charge lower fees.
Do You Take Insurance?
Yes, I am paneled with several insurance companies in Oregon and Washington. As of January 2021, I can accept:
- Pacific Source
What If I Have A Health Insurance You Do Not Take?
If you have health insurance with a company that I don’t work with and would still like to work with your insurance, your insurance may provide some reimbursement.
If you are in Washington
I recently joined Advekit, an online platform that helps my clients use their Out of Network insurance to pay for therapy. I’d love to invite you to try Advekit, to see if they can help you reduce the cost of our sessions. It’s completely free for you to use and they try to get you savings up front, or at least work toward your deductible.
To register for Advekit, please visit my profile page, then select “Get Started”.
If you have a PPO plan, or think you might, please visit my Advekit page to create your profile. Advekit will prompt you to run your insurance and determine your coverage. Once you’re registered, I will process your billing via Advekit. After each of our sessions, Advekit will charge you either in full (toward your deductible), or only the amount you owe (if you’ve already met your deductible). You’ll only be charged after completed sessions, and you no longer have to worry about insurance claims, reimbursements, or paying me directly – they take care of it all!
If you are in Oregon
I can provide a monthly superbill that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
How Do I Discover What My Insurance Will Cover?
To find out what your insurance may cover, contact your insurance and ask if you have out-of-network mental health coverage. If you need to provide a “CPT code” or a “service code” you can provide the following codes:
- Individual psychotherapy, 60 minutes – CPT 90837
- Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation – CPT 90791
You may also want to mention the type of license that I have to ensure services with my type of credential are covered. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. My degree is a PhD in clinical psychology. Other things you may want to ask about are:
- What your deductible is
- What your co-insurance payment will be
- How many visits you get per year
- If you need authorization for your visits
- Details on how to submit a superbill
Contact me if you would like more guidance on how to figure out what your insurance will cover.