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Rates & Insurance
Rates

Rates are broken down into the types of services provided:

Advocacy:

I require a prepayment of $150.00 for services before attending meetings and reviewing records on behalf of your child. This fee covers the cost of initial file review and phone consultation about your child and our first approximately 90-minute meeting in  my office. 

Services to attend school meetings, to meet in my office to go over materials, to prepare materials for presentation at meetings and/or to write reports, and to speak with school staff on behalf of your child are billed at $100.00 per hour.  

Consultation for filing a complaint with the State Board of Education, an Office of Civil Rights Complaint  or to help you write a due process hearing request  is billed at $125.00 per hour. I am not an attorney. I can help you work through the process of creating the required docoments and/or help you find an attorney to help with due process proceedings.  

Assessment

Assessments are provided based upon the referral question.  I have over 30 years of experience doing assessments for learning disabilities, ADHD, and emotional problems. How much it will cost for an individual assessment cannot be stated precisely because individuals take different amounts of time to complete test items and different referral questions require the use of different types of tests.  Most comprehensive assessments require three testing sessions of between 2 to 3 hours.  Assessments also require time to score and interpret results and to meet with you to go over the results.  Results will also be presented in a psychological report.  It takes a number of hours to write a comprehensive report about test findings. The comprehensive fee for a psycho/educational assessment is $1500.  This includes assessment of cognitive, emotional, attentional, and educational components.   Reports for psychological assessments are not released or provided until full payment is received.  Most insurance companies will not pay for a psychological or educational assessment related to diagnosis of learning disabilities and in many cases ADHD.  It is important to check with your insurance company if you plan on seeking reimbursement from them.
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Therapy and counselling

Counselling services are provided for children and adults.  The hourly rate is $125.  The cost of the initial 90 minute intake interview is $150.00.

Insurance

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.  I do not accept insurancd payments. I no longer file requests for insurance payment. Payment is expected at the time of services. I accept check, cash, paypal and Visa, Master Charge and American Express.

I will provide a summary bill that you can submit to your insurance compay for reimbursement.  Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • Do I need a referral? This is especially important if you expect the insurance company to cover part of the cost of an assessment.
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?


Reduced Fee

Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.

Payment
Cash, check, major credit cards and paypal accepted for payment.

Cancellation Policy
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

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Contact
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