Since I am not on any insurance panels, nor am I listed as a preferred provider for any insurance companies, you can be assured that your confidentiality is being protected when you see me – as long as you do not release information to your insurance company.
Some insurance companies will pay for a portion of the cost of your therapy. You’ll need to check with your insurance carrier to see if they will cover my psychotherapy services as an out-of-network provider. If you decide to use your insurance, I will give you a statement to submit to your insurance company.
Some people choose not to use their insurance for psychotherapy, since they are concerned about more securely safeguarding their confidentiality. Insurance companies usually require a mental illness diagnosis, in order to process and reimburse claims. This diagnosis will remain in your medical history, even when you’ve made progress and no longer need therapy.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss any concerns you might have about using your insurance or to discuss my fees for psychotherapy and/or consultation.