Initial Consult

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What Can I Expect in the Initial Consultation?

Our office environment is professional, relaxed and welcoming. We are committed to collaborating with you to decrease symptoms that cause you distress – with treatment modalities that are safe, efficient and effective.

To begin treatment you will need to complete an information form. The form is available via download or can be completed upon arrival at our office. A thorough diagnostic interview, including conversation, will be used to establish an initial diagnosis. A second session may be necessary to complete the diagnostic history and determine a plan of treatment. Depending on the assessment, you may return for additional follow-up sessions that aid in your recovery.

 

Punctuality is essential. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled consultation to complete all necessary paperwork.

  • Payment or co-payment or co-insurance is due at the time of your visit.
  • We accept credit or debit cards. Payment may also be made with cash or personal check(s).

Cancellations must be made no later than 24 hours of the scheduled appointment. Otherwise, a late cancellation fee of $75 will be assessed.

Please know that healing and change require commitment and self-discipline.

 


Fees and Payment Information

The fee for a 55-minute psychotherapy session is $120. We ask for payment at each session. If your insurance covers our sessions, you are responsible for any co-pay, co-insurance, and deductible charges. If you have a PPO for health insurance, we will provide you with the necessary paperwork, and you will be reimbursed directly by your insurance company. My license is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).

We are in-network provider for CIGNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Neighborhood Health Plan/NHP, BMC Health Net, Tufts Health Plan, AETNA and Fallon.

If your insurance company is not one of the above, please do not be deterred from contacting us, as many plans provide out-of-network benefits and we are committed to to making therapy affordable for you. A phone call on your or our part to your insurance company can obtain that information. We are also available to discuss self-pay at a fee commensurate with your financial ability.

Reduced fees may be available in cases of financial need.