50-minute Individual Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..$100-160
60-minute Couples Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..$120-160
“Pay what you can….. and pay as you go”.
Extended EMDR Sessions after 50-minute session . . . . . . . $20 per 15′
Phone calls & written documents (over 5′). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 per 10′
Missed session (not cancelled 24 hrs before) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50
*Please make payment in full at each counseling session. Thank you.
Payment: Most major credit cards are accepted for payment at the time of session.
Questions? Please contact me at: 208-344-7800.
Questions to ask your insurance company:
1) Do I have mental health out-of-network insurance benefits?
2) Do they cover telecounseling (telehealth)?
3) Do I have a deductible?
4) How much will they reimburse?
5) How long will reimbursement take?
**IMPORTANT NOTICE: On June 1, 2020 I transitioned to a new system of payment. Because I no longer have a billing assistant, fee for service is paid in full at the time of each session. If you have out-of-network insurance and want to use it, I will give you a receipt called a “superbill “. You then give the information from the superbill to your insurance company (at the insurance website or by mail). Your insurance company will send the allotted reimbursent directly to you. Please let me know as soon as possible if you will need superbills or if you have any questions. If you want to be reimbursed, do ask your insurance company the above 5 questions before starting therapy.
I invite you to visit the following articles from www.zencare.co:
- “6 Reasons to See an Out-of-Network Therapist”
- “Step-by-Step Guide to Using Out-of-Network Benefits”
Out-of-pocket (self-pay) may be an advantage for counseling/therapy/coaching services:
(1) Counseling time can be flexible, instead of being limited to the strict insurance 45′-60′ sessions.
(2) Telecounseling (video/telephone) is available for all clients within the state (which adds convenience for illness, bad weather, transportation challenges, and vacation/work within the state).
(3) The client does not need to be labeled with a diagnosis (which some people prefer) or they may not even have a mental health diagnosis.
(4) Oftentimes, EMDR treatment can be completed in one extended session, rather than having to continue one or two weeks later.
(5) Those whose needs may not be covered by insurance (such as couple’s and marriage counseling, pre-marriage prep, family discord, and work situations) are eligible for out-of-pocket counseling.
(6) Some individuals may need several sessions within a few days (such as out-of towners who can only come to Boise occasionally); insurance generally does not allow for that.
(7) Often the out-of-pocket counselor/therapist/coach will be more skilled– with many years of experience, a wide knowledge base, and a larger “tool-kit”.
(8) Many clients now have high deducible clauses on their insurance policies that will not pay for the counseling sessions; sometimes that comes as a surprise to the client later on down the counseling road.