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What is the cost of sessions?


My fee is $175 per 50 minute individual sessions. See FAQ #2 for more on sliding scale rates and options. Payment can be collected via debit/credit card or FSA card. I use Stripe via Simple Practice, a secure payment system. Please see the insurance information via FAQ #3. It is important to check with your insurance provider to see if you have "out-of-network" benefits if you are seeking insurance reimbursement, as my practice is not an in-network provider.




What should I ask my insurance company about Out-of-Network-Benefits?


Clinical Services may be covered in part or in full by your health insurance plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking your provider these questions:

  • Do I have "out-of-network" mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • What is my "co-insurance"?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care doctor?
In instances where out-of-network benefits are covered, you will be responsible for payment at the time of service and your insurance will reimburse your expenses.




Why don't you take insurance? Are there any benefits of paying out of pocket?


Insurance companies mandate a diagnosis, oversee your health records, and may seek access to your information while in therapy. They also may limit your coverage and set a number of therapy sessions per year, regardless of what you're going through or if you need more support. If I were to take insurance, then our therapy would be directly overseen by each insurance company and they often require detailed personal information about your time in therapy. By my practice remaining out of network, I can maintain a high level of quality care as well as your privacy and autonomy.




Where is your practice located?


My practice is 100% online, and I currently can work with anyone who lives in the state of New York. If you live in New York (from Manhattan to Niagara Falls or anywhere in between!) we can work together. If you don't live in New York and want to connect, check out www.takespacecommunity.com.




Is sliding scale a possiblity in your practice?


In alignment with my values to support as many folks as possible, I have a set number of spots for folks in need of sliding scale. Typically these are reserved for those with marginalized identities. Sliding scale fees are based on access, need, availability, and appointment type. Please let us know if you are in need of sliding scale so that we can confirm if a session spot is currently available. If we are full, I will pass along several referral options which may be a good fit.




Do you take insurance?


My practice is not an in-network provider. If you have out-of-network benefits for your insurance plan and would like to use your mental health benefits with my practice, I will provide you with a monthly “Superbill” for you to request reimbursement from your insurance company. See below for suggestions on what to ask your insurance provider to learn more about your options for out of network providers.




100% Online Therapy?


I know! If you would had told me in March of 2020, that I would come to deeply value the ease and access of telehealth...well...I would not have believed you. But here we are! Yes, my practice is 100% virtual. All therapy sessions and/or groups will take place through a secure teletherapy platform. Bring your soft pants, strong Internet connection, maybe a snack and we'll be ready to rock.




What is your cancellation policy? And why do you have one?


If you need to cancel our appointment, I ask that you try and give me at least 48 hours notice, or you will be charged the full fee for the session. I will make exceptions for emergency circumstances. If I have any open session times, I will always do my best to try and reschedule you within the same work week, but this is not always possible. The why: Because of the specificity of my work (Body Liberation!) my practice is frequently 100% full (reach out to get on my waitlist.). Because of this, each session is reserved for you and the day and time is yours and yours alone. 48 hours gives me enough time to schedule other folks and/or offer a drop-in spot to someone on the waitlist. This timeline policy honors the time reserved for you as well as assures I am able to support the most number of folks in my practice.





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