What to expect
Can I work with you if you don’t take my insurance?
I am considered an Out of Network (OON) Provider and yes, that means we can still work together. Choosing to pay out of pocket for your services provides us the freedom to explore your concerns without interference from your insurance company. It also allows us to work together without the need for a mental health diagnosis, which is required for reimbursement. It also provides you with more control over the type of care you receive and more flexibility in the work we do together.
Another benefit of paying privately for your services is that you are empowered to choose the therapist that’s the right fit for you and your needs, not just a therapist that accepts your insurance. This is an important variable to consider as a parent seeking support for your child
What are out of network benefits?
It’s important to understand that in order to be eligible for OON reimbursement for your counseling services through your insurance company, you child will need to have a diagnosed mental health disorder. This applies to all therapy services, whether IN or OUT of network. If your child meets criteria for a mental health diagnosis and you would like to seek reimbursement for therapy, I can provide you with a monthly document called a Superbill, which you will submit for reimbursement.
What’s a Superbill?
Many health insurance companies offer OON benefits to their members. This means you pay for your counseling services at the time of service and then submit a document called a Superbill (generated monthly) to your insurance company for reimbursement. A Superbill provides date of service, proof of payment, and required diagnostic and service codes.
I encourage clients to check with their provider regarding out-of-network (OON) reimbursement prior to our first appointment. If you want to simplify the process of being reimbursed, you may want to consider using the service ReImbursify.
EXAMPLE: Let's say your insurance reimburses 80% for OON services once deductible is met. You would pay $125 at time of services and your OON reimbursement of $100 would be paid directly to you, leaving the true cost to you of only $25/session.
Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check, or credit card including HSA cards. You are responsible for full payment at the time of services regardless of out-of-network benefits.
I do offer a limited number of deeply discounted slots for individual therapy (50 minutes) via Open Path Psychotherapy Collective for anyone experiencing financial hardship such as no insurance coverage, super high deductibles, and income levels below a certain amount. Please review the material on their site and be sure to mention this during your Free 15 Connection Call as availability of these slots is limited.
Start the process by scheduling your Free 15 call to discuss your current needs with Jody!
Initial Interview Session (50 minutes)
The interview session is a time to collect information and begin developing a treatment plan that will work for you and your child. It can feel like the inquisition and is not what a therapy session will feel like, but it is very important and gives both parties an opportunity to set realistic expectations and decide if we are a good match.
Please allow 50 minutes and plan on you, your spouse/partner (if applicable), and your teen being present. This is non-refundable, even if we decide we are not a good fit. In the case where we are not a good match, I will provide a minimum of 3 good referrals to providers who may be able to better meet your teen's needs.
Individual Therapy Session (50 Minutes)
This is where the magic happens! I love working with invested teens and parents who are ready to feel better! Sessions will be focused on what is most important in the present moment and identified treatment goals, while also engaging in a variety of counseling interventions including art therapy, DBT-informed therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and a variety of mindfulness techniques.
Group Therapy (60 Minutes)
Group therapy can be a wonderful option to meet certain therapeutic goals. Some clients will find the support of group therapy to be enough to achieve their goals while others may start with individual and add group. Still other teens may wish to add the benefits of group therapy to an already existing individual treatment plan with myself or another individual therapist. I am more than happy to work with other therapists and enjoy collaborating by providing quality care coordination if needed to assess progress. Check dates and times of each group. Automatic recurring payment option is available (terms apply).