Lantern of Hope has adopted a fee-for-service model of practice. I do not participate with insurance companies or other third party payers. This means that you must make payment at the time of the session. I accept cash, checks, credit cards, and health savings accounts.
- Initial evaluation: $200
- Follow-up sessions: $165
- Group therapy: $50-75
There are both advantages and disadvantages to out-of-pocket payment for psychological services. The major disadvantage of such payment is that it is a larger expense for clients. However, there are a number of advantages of private pay that may make the experience beneficial for you. These advantages include a higher level of confidentiality in terms of your personal information, the lack of requirement for a mental health diagnosis, and greater control over the duration and frequency of therapy. Moreover, research suggests that clients who pay for treatment may have more positive outcomes because they feel motivated to “make the most of” their sessions.
If you would like to file for out-of-network reimbursement, I will gladly provide you with an itemized receipt for you to file with your insurance company. Reimbursement policies may vary widely from one insurance company to another. I encourage clients to contact their insurance company prior to their first appointment to inquire about their policies for out-of-network providers. To assist you with this process, I have provided the links to medical claim forms for the following insurance providers:
It is certainly true that therapy involves an additional financial expense, as well as a time commitment that may be difficult to manage in the midst of school and work obligations. However, the benefits that you may experience from therapy can be truly life-changing. Whether you are addressing conflict in your marriage, improving communication with your teenage son or daughter, or learning coping skills for anxiety and depression, the investment in therapy can be extremely worthwhile. It is my goal to use our time together wisely, so that you experience more peace and harmony in your life outside the therapy room.