Fees & Insurance
Standard fees for psychological services include:
$250.00 for the initial intake session
$185.00 for an individual 45 minute therapy session
$185.00 for a family therapy session (including parent consultation)
Time spent reviewing records, scoring psychological tests, writing letters or reports, or making lengthy telephone calls will be billed at the rate of $185.00 per hour.
Your portion of the payment is due at the time of treatment. With some insurance there will be a standard co-pay fee (e.g. $15). With other insurance plans your portion is based on a percentage of my fee. Sometimes insurance companies choose to pay only up to what they deem “usual and customary” but this amount is often not usual or customary. I strongly encourage you to contact your insurance company about your mental health benefits since coverage varies widely.
Some questions to ask include:
How much is my copay?
What is the annual deductible?
Is Dr. Thompson on my insurance panel?
If I am not on your insurance panel of providers, you can inquire about their “out of plan” provision. Often you will need to pay more than for a panel provider. You are responsible for the entire bill whether the insurance pays or not. Unpaid accounts are turned over to a collection agency.