Having worked with couples, children and families for over 20 years,
we’ve been privileged to offer expertise and support in a wide range of situations,
providing compassion, understanding and suggestions toward leading a more fulfilling life.
It is not our place to judge, but rather to help people achieve the best possible outcomes in their relationships.
In order for sessions to be reimbursed by an insurance company, one member of the couple or family will require a mental health diagnosis. Because much of the work done here is relational in nature, we believe that diagnosing an individual simply for the purpose of insurance reimbursement is inappropriate.
Moreover, insurance companies may require additional clinical information, such as treatment plans, clinical summaries, or copies of your entire clinical record. You must also be aware that submitting a mental health invoice for reimbursement carries a certain amount of risk to confidentiality, privacy, or future capacity to obtain health or life insurance, or even a job. The risk stems from the fact that mental health information is likely to be entered into insurance companies’ computers, and is likely to be reported to the National Medical Data Bank. Accessibility to companies’ computers or to the National Medical Data Bank is always in question, as compusers are inherently vulnerable to hacking an unauthorized access. Medical data has also been exported to have been legally accessed by law enrorcement and other agencies, which puts you in a vulnerable position.