How We Begin

BEGINNING:

The first session is an initial consultation to explore the obstacles that inspire you to reach out for support, your vision of what is possible, and an orientation to the inner and outer resources you might access to move from the dance you’re in, to the dance you want to be in.   Before our session, I will email you an invitation to set up your client portal account with TheraNest, the practice management site I use.   You will submit a few intake forms through your client portal before our first session begins, and will receive an email appointment and invoice through this site

 

During our initial consultation, we will both assess if it is a good match to continue our work together, and if it is, we will schedule follow up sessions and dive in. If you would be better served by another therapist or coach, I will be happy to offer you referrals to colleagues who can support you with your intentions. 

Investing in Your Wellness:

​Receiving the support of a devoted, experienced and well trained therapist or coach requires an investment on your part.  The biggest investment is your openness and willingness to grow beyond your current level of development as individuals or as a couple.

It also requires an energy exchange of a set fee for the time we share together.  

Payment is due by the beginning of each session.  For telehealth, I accept Venmo and PayPal.  For in person visits, I accept cash, check, Venmo or PayPal.  I am not currently accepting credit card payments.

I can provide you an invoice to submit for reimbursement to your HSA or Flex Spending Account.  If you are using this type of account for payment, the full session fee is due at the beginning of each session.

Insurance:

I can provide a superbill for you to submit to any Michigan based PPO plan for out-of-network mental health reimbursement.  Call your insurance to inquire about your out-of-network mental health benefits, including deductible, co-insurance and rate of reimbursement (procedure codes 90837 and 90834).  If you plan to use your out-of-network benefits, the full session fee is due at the time of service, you will file a claim through your insurance portal and be reimbursed directly by your insurance provider, generally within 30 days. Note:  No HMO plans will reimburse for out-of-network psychotherapy. 

Coaching is not a billable service for any insurance plan.

 

OFFICE HOURS:

Mondays:  2:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

Tuesdays:  9:00 am - 2:15 pm 

Wednesdays:  12:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Thursdays:  9:00 am - 2:15 pm
Fridays:  9:00 am - 10:15 am 

Rescheduling: 

​If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment for any reason, please contact me by phone.  My cancellation policy is no fee for more than 48 hours and the full session fee for less than 48 hours of notice.  Medical emergencies are the exception. If it is possible to reschedule within the same business week, the fee is waived.  

Level of Care:

Note:  my practice can not meet the high acuity needs of individuals that are actively suicidal, homicidal, have an untreated substance addiction, are engaged in domestic violence, have needed psychiatric hospitalization in the past year or are seeking a legal evaluation for custody.  I can offer referrals.

RATES:
 

CONSULTATION:
​$180 / 1 hour
​SESSIONS:
$150 / 45 minutes 
​$180 / 60 minutes​

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