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Fee Schedule 
Service
Service Fee
20-Minute Initial Consultation ~ Psychotherapy
FREE
50-Minute Individual Session ~ Psychotherapy
$150
60-Minute EMDR Session
$175
90-Minute Intensive EMDR Session
$250
1 Hour Group Session
$60
x12 ~ 1 Hour Group Sessions Package
$550
Payment for Services 

Unboxing Hope & Wellness accepts all major credit cards, checks,  and Zelle. Payment of fees for all services is expected before the start of each session. 

We require all clients to keep a credit card on file to cover late canceled appointments and telehealth sessions.  Unless prior payment has been made, credit cards on file will be charged out the morning of the scheduled appointment.

I currently accept the following insurance plans Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, Oscar Health, and Oxford.

Why I do not work with all insurance providers? 

I have made a conscious and, I believe, ethical decision not to participate in most insurance programs. It is often automatically assumed that when seeking mental health services, using insurance is the best option. However, there are several compelling reasons why it may be better to forgo insurance when paying for mental health services. 

  1. Increased Privacy and Confidentiality:

    One of the primary concerns most people have in seeking mental health support is privacy. When using insurance, the details of your mental health treatment become part of your medical record, which insurance companies and potentially other parties can access. By paying out-of-pocket, you have greater control over who has access to your personal information, ensuring a higher level of confidentiality.
     

  2. Freedom of Choice:

    When using insurance, you are often limited to a network of providers approved by your insurance company. This can restrict your options and force you to choose from a limited pool of therapists. Opting to pay for mental health services independently allows you the freedom to select a provider based on their expertise, experience, and compatibility with your specific needs and preferences.
     

  3. Avoiding Diagnostic Labeling:

    Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis to approve coverage for treatment. While a diagnosis can be helpful in some cases, it can also lead to stigmatization and potential limitations in future insurance coverage or employment opportunities. By paying privately, you can work with your therapist without the pressure of receiving a formal diagnosis, allowing for a more holistic and individualized approach to your mental health care.
     

  4. Flexibility in Treatment Duration:

    Insurance companies often impose limitations on the number of therapy sessions covered or require pre-authorization for extended treatment. This can disrupt the continuity of care and hinder progress in therapy. By paying out-of-pocket, you have the flexibility to determine the duration and frequency of your sessions, ensuring that you receive the necessary support for as long as you need it.
     

  5. Enhanced Therapeutic Relationship:

    When insurance companies are involved, therapists may be required to prioritize insurance requirements over the specific needs of their clients. This can lead to rushed sessions, limited treatment options, and a focus on short-term solutions rather than long-term growth. By paying privately, you and your therapist can collaborate more effectively, allowing for a deeper therapeutic relationship and a more personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique circumstances.

 

For those outside the above insurance providers, I  have partnered with Mentaya to help clients use their out-of-network benefits to save money on therapy. Use this tool below to see if you qualify for reimbursement for my services.

Therapy is an investment, and your emotional well-being is paramount to enjoying quality relationships, cultivating meaning, and building sustainable self-esteem. An investment in your mental health is an investment that pays large dividends. You owe it to yourself to start creating a life you dream about having. 

Cancellation Policy

We require 24 hours' notice for all appointment cancellations. Appointments canceled with less than 24 hours' notice will be subject to the full session fee. To cancel your appointment, please reach out via email or phone. 

The fees listed are effective as of January 2024.  Fees are subject to change at any time, and this listing may not reflect the changes. Current clients will be given a minimum of 4 weeks' notice before any fee changes.
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