Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I still work with you if I do not have a chronic illness
Yes! Some of my other specializations and passions include: working w/ the highly sensitive person, developmental and attachment trauma, people-pleasers, shame resilience, anxiety, and life transitions
Do you accept insurance?
No, I am an out-of-network provider. My psychotherapy services are reimbursable for out-of-network benefits from several insurance plans. To determine if you have out-of-network mental health coverage you need to check with your insurance carrier. I will provide you with an invoice at the end of each month so that you can submit it to your insurance provider.
To inquire about your mental health benefits, please call the member services phone number on the back of your insurance card and ask the following questions:
- Do I have mental health benefits?
- What is my deductible when I see an out-of-network mental health provider or an in-network provider?
- Once my deductible has been met, what percentage does my insurance pay?
- How much is my co-pay?
- How many visits are allowed per calendar year?
- Do I need pre-authorization in order to receive mental health services?
What is the No Surprises Act?
In compliance with the No Surprises Act effective January 1, 2022, all healthcare providers are required to notify clients of their federal rights and protections against “surprise billing”. The No Surprises Act requires that I inform you orally and in writing of your federally protected rights to receive a notification when services are rendered by an out-of-network provider, whether or not a client is uninsured or if a client elects not to use their insurance.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.
- You can also ask your health care provider and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 368-1019
Where will sessions be held?
All sessions are conducted using a HIPAA compliant video platform.
Will you consult with my doctors if needed?
Yes, I believe that having a collaborative team of health professionals is vital to managing your illness or any health condition. If desired, you may sign a Release of Information form, and I will be happy to collaborate with any providers you may be working with.
Do you provide meal plans and weight loss programs?
No. Intentional weight loss and diet programs usually do not lead to long-lasting changes and can cause more mental and physical distress. I work from a Health at Every Size framework, supporting people of all sizes to find compassionate ways to take care of themselves and their bodies. Instead of a meal plan, I will help you learn how to tune into your body’s cues and implement intuitive eating strategies. Unless you have an eating disorder (see next question), adopting intuitive eating skills will improve your health and respect your body. If you are looking for diet plans and weight loss program, there are apps and health coaches that would be a better match.
Do you work with people who are recovering from an eating disorder?
No, but I can provide resources of other professionals.
Are we a good fit?
Online therapy may not be appropriate for everyone. I do not accept clients that are suicidal, homicidal, are having psychotic symptoms or I otherwise do not think I can help through online psychotherapy.
In regards to nutrition services, my clients who get results are those who recognize there is not a quick fix to long-lasting healing and are open and ready to implement suggested diet and lifestyle changes, and committed to the process.
To get a feel of me and to ask any lingering questions about my services, you may schedule a free, 15-min exploratory call here.