$250 for the first session
$200 per session after that
Kristen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Midlands Choice.
Many clients enjoy not utilizing their insurance benefits or wish to go “out of network.” If you have insurance and would like to utilize your benefits, first determine if you have out-of-network benefits. For those of you who do not speak “insurance?”, if you have out-of-network benefits, you can see any provider you want, but you often have to pay a deductible and a percentage of the fee. We will work with you to make this affordable, so don’t pass up the option of being able to work with whomever you prefer. If you have questions about this, please feel free to contact us via email or telephone.
Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
If I am in-network for you, you should only owe the copay, coinsurance and/or deductible according to your insurance plan. I can help you figure this out or you can call your network directly. If you would like to do private pay, please contact me at.
Additional Benefits from Paying Out-of-Pocket for Counseling
Although utilizing your insurance benefits can be cost-effective, also consider that insurance companies generally require a counselor to assign a diagnosis to you in order to justify paying for counseling sessions. Your level of confidentiality is, to a degree, compromised. Your information is filtered through the system that processes your claim; all those involved in that process have access to the mental health diagnosis your counselor assigned to your claim. Paying for your sessions out of your own funds may be a choice that you prefer if you have concerns about your confidentiality.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session ($200)
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!