Rates 
My standard rate ranges from $100.00 to $200.00 for a 55 minutes therapy session.  Fee reductions are available for clients without insurance coverage, depending on your overall financial situation. I am a participating provider for most Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans, as well as for Aetna, and Medicare. Also, I am eligible for insurance payments from many other plans that offer their members out-of-network coverage. I recommend that you check with your insurance plan about whether they will authorize coverage for your sessions with me. You are responsible for knowing whether your insurance will cover your treatment with me and whether they require specific authorizations to do so. If your insurance plan declines coverage, you are financially responsible for any unpaid balance on the services you have received.

 

Clients are expected to pay for services or copays at the time of service unless we make other arrangements.  Most major credit cards are accepted as well as cash or checks. 

 

Discernment Counseling rate is $160.00 per hour.  Typically, insurance companies would not be billed for this service.  The first session is usually a two-hour session.  Follow-up sessions are typically 90 minutes if needed. 

 

Appointments

Appointments are available on weekdays and Saturdays.  I can usually see people within a few days if needed.   If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (413) 519-1960 and leave your name and any phone numbers and blocks of time when I can reach you “live” by phone. I will do my best to call at those times. All calls are confidential.
There is no charge for an initial 20-minute telephone consultation. 

 

Client Information

Everyone who enters this office for (therapy/counseling) needs to fill out an intake questionnaire, informed consent for psychotherapy, practice policies, a notice of privacy practices, and a financial responsibilities form prior to the first session. This can be done online and usually takes less than 10 minutes. You need to be sent a link to a client portal where you read and sign the forms.  If you prefer, this can also be done in the waiting room just before your first appointment.  If you plan to fill them out in the waiting room, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early in order to have enough time. 

 

Cancellations

There is no charge for cancellation when there is at least 24 hours' notice. If you fail to show up for a scheduled appointment or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, unless there is an unavoidable emergency, you could be charged the full fee for the session. No-shows and cancellation fees are not reimbursable by insurance.

 

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