Fees & Insurance

As of January 1, 2020, my fees are as follows:

Individual therapy (adult, teen, or child):

  • Initial intake session: $175
  • Subsequent therapy sessions (45-50 min.): $150
  • Subsequent therapy sessions (55-60 min.): $170

Child behavioral consultation and parent training:

  • Initial intake session: $175
  • Subsequent sessions (45-50 min.): $150

Couples therapy (including premarital therapy) or family therapy:

  • Initial intake session: $175
  • Subsequent therapy sessions (45-50 min. each): $150

Evaluations (for ADHD, learning disorders, autism, etc.):

The fee for an initial intake session (50 minutes) for an evaluation is $175. During this session I will collect a basic history and we will discuss whether an evaluation is appropriate and what that evaluation might entail.

The fee for the evaluation is $208 per hour. This includes clinical interview time, testing, scoring, communication with the collateral contacts, record review, observations, writing, feedback session, and report.

Most evaluations require between 7 and 14 hours, depending on the complexity of the referral question and the age of the client. I will be able to provide you with an estimate at our initial meeting.

Early-entry/kindergarten readiness evaluations have a set fee of $750. This includes cognitive ability testing, achievement testing, behavioral checklists, feedback session, and report/recommendations.

Career evaluations have a set fee of $450. Subsequent career counseling sessions are $130.

Travel time for school observations is not included in the overall evaluation estimate. Travel times are one-way trips, estimated through Google Maps. Travel time of less than 15 minutes carries a $50 charge. 16-30 minutes carries a $100 charge. 31-60 minutes carries a $200 charge.

Other Fees:

Clients can access information about other fees (e.g., legal fees, document fees) in the policies form shared in my client portal.

Insurance

My services are covered by Duke Student Health Insurance (Student Blue). While my services are considered out-of-network for all other insurance companies, many PPOs include out-of-network reimbursement benefits. Because submitting for reimbursement can be a time-consuming process, my office will handle out-of-network reimbursement paperwork as a courtesy for clients. If you provide your insurance information, we will submit claims on your behalf so that you may be reimbursed directly according to your out-of-network benefits.

While we will do our best to communicate with your insurance company in order to facilitate reimbursement, please be aware that your policy determines the amount of reimbursement and the speed at which you are reimbursed. Clients typically receive reimbursement checks from their insurance companies within 6-8 weeks of the time of service.

To determine how much you can expect to be reimbursed by your insurance company, you can call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask about reimbursement rates for an initial assessment and therapy with an out-of-network psychologist. If you are asked for CPT codes, the CPT code for an initial assessment is 90791, and the CPT code for a standard therapy session is 90834. My NPI, which may also be requested by your insurance agent, is 1164855011.

Please note that career assessments, career counseling, and certain educational evaluations are generally not covered by insurance policies.