Park Ridge therapist

Individual Therapy

 

Support for 1 individual.  This is most often traditional talk therapy in a one on one setting.  It can also involve other forms of communication (i.e., drawing, painting, writing) and include other people in the room if the purpose is still for the sake of helping one person.

  • Sessions are typically weekly or bi-weekly for 50-55 minutes

Services & Fees

I provide psychotherapy and consultation.  There are 3 formats of psychotherapy that I offer: individual, couples, and family.  Below are descriptions of the general structure and out-of-network/private pay fees associated with each service.  I also reserve a portion of my caseload for sliding scale fees to assist those who could not otherwise afford support.  

Private Pay/

Out-of-network Fees

 

  • Initial appointment: $160
  • Ongoing appointments: $140/hour 

Family Therapy

 

Support for 2 or more family members to change how they function as a family.  This most often involves me supporting the family members to talk with each other more than to me.  I see my role as noticing patterns of communication and interrupting to help each member get a chance to express themselves in a way that their family can hear more effectively.

  • Sessions are typically weekly or bi-weekly for 55-60 minutes

Private Pay/

Out of network fees:

 

  • Initial appointment: $160
  • Ongoing appointments: $150/hour

Couple's Therapy

 

Support for romantic partners to improve their relationship.  This service gets billed to insurance as family therapy.  As with family therapy, the focus is on helping partners better communicate with each other.

  • Sessions are typically weekly or bi-weekly for 55-60 minutes

Couple's Therapy

Support for romantic partners to improve their relationship.  This service gets billed to insurance as family therapy.  

Sessions are typically 55-60 minutes

Private Pay/Out of network fee:

Initial appointment: $160
Ongoing appointments: $150/hour

Private Pay/

Out of network fees:

 

  • Initial appointment: $160
  • Ongoing appointments: $150/hour

Insurance

Consultation

 

I regularly consult with physicians and school support staff to maintain the continuity of your care.  Maintaining communication amongst the professionals involved in your care helps you get the most consistent and informed support possible.  This generally involves brief, occasional phone conversations of less than 15 minutes, for which I do not charge.  Sometimes more frequent phone contact or an in-person meeting is required.  For accumulated phone contact of at least one hour or any in-person meeting, the fees to the right apply.

Private Pay Fees

(Not covered by insurance):

 

  • $130/hour + travel time if more than 15 minutes

You can determine your financial responsibility for in-network therapy services by calling the customer service number on your insurance card and asking the following questions:

  1. Does this company cover my behavioral health coverage, or is that managed by another provider?  [Sometimes behavioral health coverage is managed by a different company with which I might not be in-network!]
  2. Do I owe a flat rate co-pay regardless of the fee, or am I responsible for a percentage (i.e., 10 or 20%) of the fee?
  3. Do I need to meet a deductible before getting reimbursement coverage?  If so, how much is it?
  4. [If seeking family or couple's therapy] Am I covered for family therapy?

In-network Coverage

  • BCBS PPO
  • BlueChoice PPO
  • Medicare

Determining In-network Costs

Out-of-network Reimbursement

I am happy to submit claims for out-of-network coverage on your behalf.

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