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Frequently Asked Questions

What is teletherapy and who is it for?

Teletherapy, also referred to as video, virtual, or remote therapy, is therapy conducted online. For additional information about my teletherapy practice, please visit my Teletherapy page.


Where are you licensed to practice?

I am licensed to practice in New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. I am able to see patients residing in any of these three areas.

 

How long are your therapy sessions?

My sessions are 50 minutes long, with the exception of our first session, which typically lasts 60-75 minutes.

 

How often will we meet?

To begin, we will meet on a weekly basis, but this may be adjusted over time if necessary and appropriate. I will work with you to find a weekly appointment time that fits within your schedule.

 

How long do your clients seek treatment?

Therapy doesn’t have to be a lifelong commitment. Depending on your reason for seeking treatment, you may find that a few months of consistent sessions and hard work will be enough to help you feel more confident and stable.

In other cases, you may want to continue therapy as a means of “emotional upkeep,” even if you feel as though the initial concerns that brought you to therapy have been resolved.

How much do your sessions cost and how do you accept payment?

My sessions cost $160. I have sliding scale fees available on a limited basis and based on financial need.

I accept payment from all major credit cards through SimplePractice, which allows clients to upload their credit card information. Then I use the Stripe function of SimplePractice to charge your credit card on the same day as your session. For clients that I see weekly, this means that your credit card will be charged once per week.

If for some reason you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, you will be charged the full appointment fee on the scheduled date-of-appointment, unless you have contacted me to cancel the appointment with 24-hour advance notice.

 

What insurance do you accept?

I am not currently in-network with any insurance provider, however many insurance companies cover out-of-network providers and will reimburse a majority of the cost of our sessions.

Many insurance companies cover out-of-network providers and will reimburse between 60-80% of the cost of sessions. If your plan covers out-of-network providers, you will be responsible for payment at the time of service and your insurance will then reimburse you. Insurance benefits are complicated and sometimes difficult to understand; read the questions below to understand what questions you can ask your insurance provider to better determine how much your plan covers.

If you have questions about how much of the session your insurance plan will cover, call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask these questions:

  • Does my policy include out-of-network benefits for outpatient behavioral and mental health services?

  • Does my policy require a referral or pre-authorization for psychotherapy services?

  • What is my annual deductible for out-of-network mental health benefits? How much of this deductible have I met to-date?

  • What is the policy year? (i.e. When does my deductible reset each year?)

  • What is the coinsurance percentage for mental health services that my policy covers? (This is the percentage that your insurance will cover once you meet your deductible.)

  • Is there a limit on out-of-pocket expenses each year? What is that limit? (Note: This is the maximum amount you will pay in a policy year; once you exceed this amount, your insurance will pay 100% of all healthcare expenses. This amount resets each year, which is why it is important to know when your policy resets each year.)

  • Does my policy cover 50-minute sessions? If yes, how many per year?

  • How do I submit invoices for reimbursement? (Most insurance companies allow for invoices to be submitted via email.)


How do you protect the privacy of your client records?

I use SimplePractice, a HIPAA-secure platform, for all of my record-keeping. I use Google Suite with a BAA (Business Associate Agreement) for all of my email communications, which is also secure.

 

I think Insight Online Therapy is a great fit for me. How can I connect with you?

Please visit my contact page to schedule a consultation. I’m looking forward to speaking with you soon.

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