The most popular form of payment in my practice is self-pay. When an individual pays for therapy through self-pay opposed to utilizing insurance both confidentiality and treatment remain between you and myself. Treatment decisions, length of therapy, confidentiality and many other important decisions are always kept between you and your therapist. However, when utilizing health insurance to pay for therapy you are relinquishing confidentiality, treatment decisions, length of therapy and other pertinent decisions to your insurance company.
Your entire therapeutic experience follows you throughout your life. Your experience is made available to future insurance companies and possibly employers. I believe this important information should be considered prior to making decisions regarding payment methods.
I offer a sliding scale fee option for those unable to pay my full fee and for those wanting to use the self-pay option. Payment through insurance is available.