We have made an ethical decision as a company to not be paneled by insurance companies. Among the many complications that insurers create include what we consider to be confidentiality violations by requiring that you be diagnosed as having a mental illness, sharing that information with groups well beyond your control, and insisting on periodic updates as to your progress.
Further, we do not believe that insurers should decide your health care. You should. For that reason, we do not participate with organizations that tell us how and when to treat based on the perceptions of individuals who don’t know you or understand your struggles.
As licensed psychotherapists, our professional services do qualify for patient reimbursement, and are often covered in full or in part by your health insurance provider. As “out-of-network providers,” we collect our fees (via debit or credit card) directly from you, and we provide receipts for potential reimbursement purposes.
Should you decide to utilize your insurance receipts for reimbursement, you may wish to contact your insurer prior to your first appointment with us to determine your outpatient mental health benefits. If you do decide to contact your insurance company, you’ll want to know:
- What are my out of network mental health benefits?
- Do I require a referral from my primary care physician?
- Is there an annual limit to psychotherapy sessions?