So How Much?
My therapy is quite affordable compared to others around here, many with less education than I have . So why would I charge so little when I could be making much more? It's important to me that those who need help are able to get it. That's my mission, my way of giving back to a community and place I love. I know what it's like to need help but be unable to afford it. I'll do my best to make sure that doesn't happen to you.
I offer a sliding scale for those who can't afford my full fee (and it's totally fine if you can't!). I love what I do, and want to be available to as many people as possible. I also have to put food on my table (and in my dogs' bowls!)...so I think it's fair to charge somewhere between $50 and $190 per session, based loosely on your income. If that still isn't 'doable', please talk to me. I know the economy is tough right now and people are having a hard time. I can work with you to arrange a fee we can both live with. I also work with Patient/Physician Cooperative and Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, both designed to make therapy more affordable for those without insurance.
Please contact my biller, Brooke Henry of Medical Billing Northwest, for billing and insurance questions. She's the expert! Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and her phone is (503) 592-9333. She can check your coverage and benefits for you.
- First Choice
- Healthnet (MHN)
- Oregon Health Plan (Family Care and open card only-NOT CareOregon or HealthShare)
- United Healthcare (Optum)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield.
If you have other types of insurance, I can file claims as an out of network provider, but your benefit will probably not be as great as it would if you saw a provider who is in network with your insurance. I am also a provider with Patient/Physician Cooperatives, a way for those without insurance to get lower cost services. More info here.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
I accept cash, checks and credit card. If you wish to pay by credit card, I can do so in one of 4 ways. I can take payments using my iPad at the session, you can pay by Ribbon (you can send money using just your browser-no app needed and no fee if you use a debit card), or you can send it via Paypal using my email address. IF YOU WISH TO PAY BY PAYPAL, I REQUIRE THAT YOU DO SO EITHER BEFORE THE SESSION OR AFTER YOUR SESSION BY THE END OF THE DAY. You can also pay with Dwolla, which is similar to Paypal and has fewer fees. You can also go to Dwolla.com, set up your account and visit my Dwolla page here. You can find out more here. If you would like, I can also store your credit card information securely on my Electronic Health Record, Simple Practice, and automatically charge it at the end of each session.
If there is another way you prefer to pay, let me know. I'm always looking for new techy stuff!