Fees & Payment
A Smart Investment in Yourself
Paying for Services
From time to time, we may reward ourselves with material goods--maybe a new watch or clothing--but think about budgeting money for therapy. What could be a better, long-term investment than improving the quality of your life, your health and well-being, and your relationships? Add therapy to your cart--make yourself a priority--you are so deserving!!
My fees are competitive for the Houston area based on my services, education level, and experience. Remember, this is an investment in you!
Contact me to discuss my current rates - 832.776.5825
** Concierge services are available on a case-by-case basis and with an additional fee**
Payment must be made at the time of the office visit. I accept payment by cash, personal check or credit card (e.g., MasterCard, Visa, American Express, HSA) and private insurance at the time of service.
I accept insurance from a number of insurance companies. It is the patient's responsibility to pay any deductible, coinsurance or any other amount not covered by an insurance company. If your insurance provider is not included and you'd like to use a different payment option, please contact me and we can discuss your various options.
Additionally, I can provide you with a statement of services so that you may seek reimbursement from your insurance company independently. Insurance benefits vary in their reimbursement policy for psychological services, some insurance plans will reimburse the entire amount, some reimburse a portion, and some do not reimburse at all. I encourage you to check your specific benefit plan to determine if reimbursement is available and possible out-of-network benefits.
Please contact your insurance company or employer directly to inquire about the specifics of your insurance benefits.
When asking about your coverage you should address the following questions:
Are my benefits considered in-network or out-of-network for the provider you are choosing to see?
How much of my deductible has been met?
Is there a pre-existing period?
What is my coverage on treatment for outpatient mental health care? Is psychological testing covered?
IF there is coverage, do I need prior authorization before my first session? Prior authorization for any psychological testing?
Is there a maximum number on visits (sessions)?
If, however, you are uninsured or choose to pay for your visit, you are responsible for the appointment charges.
** CANCELLATION POLICY**
If for any reason you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel via phone (832.776.5825) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 24 business hours prior or missed appointment charges will accrue.
Smart Payment Considerations
Did you know that if you itemize your taxes, psychological services may be tax deductible as a medical expense?
If you have a flexible spending account or a health savings account offered through your employer, you may use these to minimize the cost of psychotherapy. These options allow you to spend pre-tax income on medical expenses such as psychotherapy. Usually you can use this money immediately upon signing up for the account, before it is fully funded. Please check with your employer to determine if either of these are options for you and the specifics of these plans.
“Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open.” - Steven Aitchison