Frequently Asked Questions
How often will we meet and for how long?
These questions can be discussed during the first meeting. Since each situation is different, frequency and number of visits are variable. In the beginning, it often works out best to meet every week. This helps with developing comfort and continuity between sessions.
Do I need to have specific goals in mind?
Some people come with very specific goals, while others come knowing what is not working for them but are uncertain what could. We will work together to clarify your concerns and to figure out how therapy may be of best help to you.
Do you take insurance?
I am currently a provider for a number of insurance plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Neighborhood Health, Medicare, United Behavioral Health and Aetna. In addition, many other insurance companies will reimburse me as an out of network provider. In Massachusetts, all insurance companies must pay for at least twenty-four medically necessary psychotherapy sessions per calendar year. For some diagnoses, and for children under the age of eighteen, unlimited sessions are allowed.
How much is your fee?
I currently charge $200 per clinical hour. However if you have health insurance, you will only be responsible for your copay. I do have a fee scale, and will reduce my fee for individuals who are unable to afford the standard fee.
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