No. You can pay by cash, Venmo, check, or credit card. Regardless of how you would like to pay, we require a credit card number to keep on file.
Why don’t we take insurance?
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 users are inherently vulnerable to hacking and unauthorized access. Medical data can also be accessed by law enforcement and other agencies, which potentially puts you in a vulnerable position.