What insurance companies do you work with?
We Are Providers for Most Insurance Plans.
We are an in-network provider for many behavioral health/mental health service plans. You are responsible for all co-pays, co-insurance, and meeting your deductible (if applicable). If you’re hoping to use insurance to cover your sessions, we encourage you educate yourself about what your particular plan covers (and what it doesn’t) because payment for the sessions are ulimately your responsibility.
The following is a list of some of the insurance plans that are accepted by providers in our practice:
- Best Choice
- Better Health
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Care Plus
- Meritain Health
- United Behavioral Health
- Value Options
Please note that this list should only be used as a guide, as contracts and plans change frequently.
Please call our office in order to get more information on your specific plan and coverage.
Do I get coverage for Out-of-Network Providers?
- If you intend to pay out of pocket, it may be worthwhile to explore whether your insurance plan offers out-of-network benefits that would cover a percentage of my fee. If you’d like to find out whether your insurance company would reimburse you for the cost of counseling/therapy with one of our providers, we encourage you to contact your insurance company. Questions that you might ask your insurance company include:
- Do I have out-of-network benefits to see a licensed mental health provider?
- If so, what percentage do you cover?
- What is the deductible, and how much of the deductible have I met?
- What is my co-pay for a session if I see an out-of-network provider?
- How many sessions are covered, and in what time period?
- How do I access the form(s) needed to submit a request for reimbursement?
- If you find that you have out-of-network benefits, we ask that you pay us directly at the time of your session, and we will provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
How long does treatment last?
- Treatment is dependent not on time, but rather on attainment of planned goals for each individual client. However, if one does not see some improvement in 4 to 6 visits, it is time to re-evaluate.
What is the difference between a Psychiatrist, a Clinical Psychologist, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
- A psychiatrist is a Medical Doctor. Has studied mental illness specifically in relation to medication treatment. Many Psychiatrists no longer do psychotherapy and mostly provide medication management.
- A clinical psychologist has earned either a Ph.D or Psy.D in clinical psychology. Psychologists provide talk therapy (psychotherapy), administer, score and interpret psychological tests.
- Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Licensed Clinical Social Workers provide psychothearapy similar to a psychologist. However, they do not administer, score or interpret psychological tests.
What are some symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder?
- Nightmares about the event.
- Fear of approaching the location where the trauma occurred.
- Difficulty remembering details about the event.
- Feeling as if the event were reoccurring.
- Sleep disturbance.
- Excessive irritation and irritability when frustrated.
Why do psychologists do testing?
- Testing is used to assist in differential diagnosis and treatment planning.
- Testing allows us to get at information the client is not often In touch with.
- Allows us to evaluate specific skills such as memory, learning style, cognitive abilities.
- Testing aids in evaluating learning problems.
- Testing allows the clinician to establish a baseline of functioning and then have objective ways of measuring progress.
What caused depression and anxiety?
- Depression and anxiety, which is not caused by chemical imbalances, is often caused by a perception of loss of control, loss of a loved one, loss of financial security, loss of self esteem and other significant losses.
What are some symptoms of depression?
- Lack of energy.
- Loss of interest in pleasurable activities.
- Loss of interest in sex.
- Loss of or increased interest in food.
- Easily frustrated.
- Social Isolation.
- Sleeping too much.
- Easily angered.
- Thoughts of suicide.