Some counseling services may not be covered by insurance. However, you may request a copy of your bill or superbill if you want to seek reimbursement from your insurance company for "Out of Network Benefits." You are advised to consult with your insurance company ahead of your appointment if you are interested in seeking reimbursement. Please discuss your options with your therapist when making your initial appointment.
Some reasons not to use insurance:
Insurance companies continually require information from the Therapist in order to determine if they will continue to cover treatment. This can create long delays before treatment decisions are made and is often disruptive to treatment.
Insurance companies can also suddenly refuse to pay for any of your treatment. If it does authorize our treatment, the insurance company is likely to limit the number of times we can meet.
Integrated health records will include documentation of your mental health treatment history, including any diagnoses, which will be available to any party authorized to access your record. Some people choose not to use insurance in order to maintain privacy around their mental health.
Depending on your insurance plan, your co-pay may be approximately the same cost as paying out of pocket for many of our services. Some insurance plans may not cover groups or workshops. Again, it is recommended that you review your insurance plan to understand your coverage before making an appointment.