How do I get started with services? You can contact me through this website via the contact page or directly call (720) 282-9151 or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss getting started. I offer a FREE 15-minute phone consultation.
All new clients must go through a 90-minute intake process, which is conducted with both you and your child in your home. My fees are billed per encounter and include a wide range of services. A complete breakdown of services and rates associated with them will be discussed in the initial client contact. Rates are highly competitive and comparable to those for similar services in the area.
I also offer a limited amount of sliding scale spots, for those families that qualify. If you believe your income would qualify for a sliding scale option, please contact me to discuss.
Where do sessions take place? Sessions occur in your home, the school or the community. They also are available through a secure, online tele-health model.
Do you take insurance? I do not accept insurance directly. My name may come up on your plan as an in-network provider; however this is related to my previous employment and previous insurance contracts. Depending on your health insurance coverage, I may be considered an out-of-network provider and my services could be partially (e.g., 20-80%) or fully reimbursable (e.g., 100% could be covered if my services qualify and you have met your annual deductible). To help facilitate out-of-network claims with your insurance provider, I will provide a monthly statement (often referred to as a superbill), which will contain all the necessary information including CPT codes to submit to your insurance company.
Why do you not take insurance? The reason I no longer contract with insurance, Medicaid and managed care companies is that I prefer for my clients to have the freedom to choose the type of therapy services that they want and need to receive the best quality of care instead of this being determined by managed care companies. As well, ABC believes it's important that our clients are able to decide how much of their private/confidential information they would like to share with any third party. The goal, as your provider, is to give my clients the undivided attention and commitment to quality services they deserve. As a result, I work collaboratively with you and your family to ensure that scheduling and billing are secondary to the therapeutic process.
How do I find out what my insurance company covers for your out-of network services? Contact or consult your insurance company, human resource services, or online benefits package through your employer or health insurance company.
Questions you could ask:
How much coverage is available for behavioral health out-of-network providers (e.g., What percentage of the total fee is covered?)?
Are there any limits on total number of visits or sessions per calendar year?
How much is my deductible?
Are there limits on total amount reimbursed per session? If so, ask how much they reimburse based on CPT codes provided or in the schedule fee sheet displayed in my client service agreement.
What are your usual hours and days you see clients? I typically see clients by appointment only. We will work together to find a time that is beneficial for you.
How frequent and how long are appointments? Typically sessions are weekly or bi-weekly and last 60 minutes. Sometimes, we may schedule 90-minute to 2 hours sessions. As your child and family progress in therapy and achieve mutually set goals, the frequency of sessions will reduce over time.
As a parent, what will be my involvement in therapy? All sessions are family therapy based sessions. This means that a parent or parents are expected to attend and participate in all sessions, despite your child’s age and functioning level. It is my goal to teach parents how to achieve long standing change in their family’s and child’s life.
Do you train other professionals/providers in my child’s life? Yes, I offer formal training to professionals in my therapeutic techniques; and other providers (e.g., ABA therapists, nanny, speech therapist) are welcome to attend and observe regularly scheduled sessions with written permission and advanced notice. I also provide lectures/seminars/workshops for staff training purposes to agencies or providers, hourly rates apply.
Do you provide a secure way of communicating? You and your family’s privacy is very important to me. I use various HIPAA compliant services that I have signed BAA's with to ensure confidentiality. Services I use include the following: Therapy Notes (practice management, scheduling, client portal and billing), Secure Video (online therapy), Gmail/Google (email). I am happy to discuss these communications with patients and answer any questions. Please note, I do not discuss clinical matters via email or SMS for confidentiality purposes as described in my client service agreement. Families may also review and specify how communication is transmitted with me.