Session fees are $130 per 50-minute session.
I accept credit/debit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover), or HSA cards. A credit/debit card is requested to have on file and is provided by you on intake paperwork/forms prior to our first session. All payments are due at time of service.
Depending on your current commercial health insurance provider or employee benefit plan (EAP), it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. I currently accept the following insurance for individual therapy (I am happy to help you verify coverage; see below for information about couples therapy):
Blue Cross of Idaho
Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
TriWest Community Care Network
Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services (I am also happy to help you verify coverage). I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Do I have a copay? If so, how much is it per therapy session? (Please note therapy copays may differ from what appears on your insurance card and what your copay may be for other health services).
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician or other pre-authorization in order for services to be covered?
Any co-payments and/or deductibles are due at time of service.
For my Out-of-Network individual clients, I am happy to provide you with a SuperBill for you to submit to your insurance carrier for possible ‘out-of-network’ reimbursement. Please contact your insurance provider directly to see if this may be an option for you.
Please note when using insurance for your mental health care: Insurance companies require a diagnosis after the first session that meets “medical necessity.” They also can request to see notes and treatment plans from our sessions. They may determine the number of sessions and the nature of sessions. We can talk more about this if you like. I can walk you through how this works.
Cancellation or rescheduling of sessions must be made at least 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. Late cancellations will be charged at the regular hourly fee to your credit card.
Good Faith Estimate
For clients not using insurance to pay for your therapy, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
Click HERE for more information about a “Good Faith Estimate” from Susan.