Insurance & Fees
Do you accept insurance?
I am out of network on all insurance and considered an out-of-network provider. That doesn't mean that your insurance won't cover some of your expenses at Synergy Counseling Innovations. I will provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. Services maybe covered in full or in part by your health insurance plan. Generally, if you have out-of-network benefits, they will reimburse you at least 50% or more, and they pay you directly. Insurance carriers differ on whether and how much they will reimburse for psychotherapy. Please note that some insurance companies do not provide coverage for family or couples counseling. Those that do will not cover the relationship as the client; therefore, one person will need to be identified as the client with a diagnosis. I cannot guarantee reimbursement. Please review your coverage carefully, and consult with your insurance provider. Consider the following questions when determining if your insurance will reimburse you for therapy.
What are my mental health insurance benefits?
Has my deductible been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
Does my insurance require pre-approval from my primary care physician?
There are advantages and disadvantages in choosing to use your mental health benefits. Advantages may include a lower fee, while disadvantages may include having to assign a diagnosis, loss of confidentiality during the claims process, and forfeiting your right to choose how many sessions you feel you need. Please be aware that any insurance forms submitted will include diagnosis and procedure codes. These will be on record with the insurance company, and you should factor that into your decision on whether to file for out-of-network reimbursement.
If you would like to utilize your insurance and see a therapist that is in-network, I can offer you some referrals.
You can use your Flex Spending or your Health Savings Account at Synergy Counseling Innovations. Therapy is considered a medical expense, therefore you can deduct the cost of therapy from your taxes if you itemize. Please consult your tax professional for more details.
What are your fees?
Fees are based on the usual and customary rates for clinicians in the area, as well as experience and specialized training. I have a different fee based on the service you are seeking. All sessions are payable at the end of the appointment. I accept cash and all major credit cards as well as Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts.
Initial Phone Consultation 10 minutes FREE (must be scheduled via email)
Initial Intake Session 90 minutes $150
Individual Session 60 minutes $125
Individual Session 90 minutes $150
Individual Session, 2 hours, $185
Couples Intake Assessment Session 90 minutes $240 (Includes Gottman assessment to be completed by each partner online.)
Couples session 90 minutes $185
Couples Intensive 2 hours $215
Couples Intensive 3 hours $315
Couples 3 hour intensive session: an option for couples that have difficulty committing to weekly therapy due to busy schedules, travel, or challenges finding childcare. They also benefit couples who are in crisis yet committed to their relationship, as well as couples eager to speed up the process of change. These three-hour sessions provide the opportunity to dive in and work in more organic time, allowing you, with guidance and structure, to get underneath the surface and gain renewed perception. These sessions enable couples to accomplish understanding and healing that would typically take several weeks to accomplish in traditional weekly therapy.