Tropical Plant

Fees and Payment Options

My current Fees
 

$130 for a 50-minute individual session

$210 for an 80-minute individual session
(1 hour and 20 minutes)

$290 for a 110-minute individual session
(1 hour and 50 minutes)

I am also pleased to offer a limited number of appointments on a sliding-scale basis. These are made available on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Using me as an out of network provider

Please note that I do not accept insurance and am considered a "private pay clinician" meaning that it is your responsibility to pay for each session at the time of service.

If you wish, I am able to provide a "superbill" for you to submit to your insurance company to receive "out of network" benefits. 

If you choose to use me as an out of network provider: 
1) you are responsible for submitting your superbill to your insurance company.   
2) you are responsible for all communication with your insurance company.  I can not intervene for you.   
3) you understand that I will be required to add a mental health diagnosis code on your superbill.  Many clients would rather use my services without being labled with a mental health diagnosis.      
3) It is your responsibility understand your own out of network benefits.  Remember, you may not receive any reimbursement from your insurance company until a certian amount has accrued.  You also may not receive a reimbursement at all. It is also important to remember that your insurance company may not accept me as an out of network provider.  Thank you for understanding these uncertianties.     

 

Methods of Payment
 

Cash


Credit Card


Health Savings Account

Appointment Availability

Monday Mornings: 8 am and 9 am

Tuesday Evenings: 5 pm and 6 pm

Wednesday Evenings: 5 pm and 6 pm

Thursday Evenings: 5 pm and 6 pm

Friday Mornings: 8 am and 9 am
Cancellation Policy

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me via phone or email at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

Fill out this form to begin the process

I would be pleased to discuss your interest in therapy as well as discuss the issues you’d like to talk about in therapy.  To get the process started, fill out this confidential and secure form describing your therapy needs.  If you and I feel that what you are looking to pursue in therapy meets with my expertise, we may schedule an intake session.

YOUR RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS AGAINST SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS
(OMB Control Number: 0938-1401)

 

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital orambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.
 
What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?
 
When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs,     such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.
 
“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.
 
“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care - like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility butare unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.
 
You are protected from balance billing for:

Emergency services
If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable  condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.
 
Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center
When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections  not to be balance billed.
 
If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance  bill you unless you give written consent and give up your protections.
 
You’re never required to give up your protection from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.
 
When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:
 
  • You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will payout-of-network providers and facilities directly.
 
  • Your health plan generally must:
 
  • Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance(prior authorization).
 
  • Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.
 
  • Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.
 
  • Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services towardyour deductible and out-of-pocket limit.
 
If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact The Secretary of State in Georgia by visiting https://sos.ga.gov or by calling 404.656.2881
 
Visit https://www.cms.gov/files/document/model-disclosure-notice-patient-protections-against-surprise-billing-providers-facilities-health.pdf for more information about your rights under Federal law.
STANDARD NOTICE
“Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate of Expected Charges”
Under the No Surprises Act

 

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how muchyour 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. This includes  related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
     
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose     for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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, visitwww.cms.gov/nosurprises or call Tim McDaniel at 404-973-8868.