Investment + Policy
A Counselor with Integrity
When you make a decision to trust me with the hard parts of your life,
I show up for you.
Video, telehealth counseling, is accessible from your home, car, or workplace. I provide telehealth therapy services to people across Maine, Massachusetts, and Florida ( https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth ). If you are not in one of these three states and would like to work with me, please feel free to inquire about coaching. Coaching is not licensed mental health counseling.
Investing in yourself is an empowered move. Hiring a professional to support you with your mental wellness can be a leap in changing your worldview forever. I know it’s scary sometimes. I’m on your team! Please trust that I will be as accommodating as possible to support you.
Whether or not it’s me, it is essential to find a therapist that you connect with. While some therapists may be paneled with your insurance provider, they may not have experience with a specific issue or be skilled in the therapeutic modality best suited for you. Further, insurance companies can release information about your diagnosis that may be accessible when you apply for life or health insurance. To eliminate these issues in my practice and better spend my time on client care, I do not take insurance directly.
Individual sessions with me cost $175. I acknowledge the expense of therapy and the accessibility issues this poses. I hold 5 sliding scale spots for those in need and do my best to work with folks circumstances.
If you do have insurance that covers out of network services (PPO), I can provide a superbill, a detailed receipt that you can resubmit for reimbursement. People I work with have been successful in this process, being reimbursed up to 100%, many at least 40%. While I cannot guarantee payment from insurers, I’m happy to offer insight and support around reimbursement. Please let me know if you’d like to attempt this route, and I’ll happily give you a list of questions to communicate through the 800 number on the back of your insurance card.
Good Faith Estimate
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
- You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
- Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises
- Confidentiality: We will go through this at length during our first session, but know that my license is held by the highest degree of confidentiality, meaning no one who you don’t want to know about your care, ever will. Maine is a small state— if I see you in the community, I’m happy to have you say hi, but I’ll never approach you. There are some limitations when it comes to confidentiality, especially around harm to yourself or another individual.
- Cancellations: Life is busy and things happen. However, due to a desire to make room for all the individuals I want to serve, no shows or cancellations of less than 48 hours notice are subject to a full fee. Frequent cancellations may result in termination of care.
- Referrals: To serve you with integrity, I emphasize the importance of referrals to other services as needed. For example, if someone has a specific, chronic related issue that is not in my realm of expertise, I’ll guide them toward a specialist. I also have a good deal of knowledge regarding inpatient treatment, group treatment, sober living, and vocational resources, which I’ll happily connect you to if needed.
Make an appointment
If you’d like to meet with me, fill out all of the information on the form, so I can provide you with no pressure, specific answers about your care.
Please note, email is the easiest way to reach me.