Frequently Asked Questions

What is teletherapy?

Teletherapy is a form of video conferencing which will allow us to provide services outside of an office setting. With online therapy, you won’t have to leave the comfort of your home. In fact, online telehealth counseling can be beneficial if getting to a traditional in-person appointment is a bother for you, and often results in success rates that are higher than or equal to that of traditonal in-person therapy. 

With teletherapy, your therapist can meet you wherever you are. In our first session, we will talk more about the convenience of online therapy. I want to help you understand and feel comfortable with this new online format.

What does teletherapy require?

For your appointment, you’ll need a private place and a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a camera and high speed internet. I’ll provide you with access to a secure video conferencing software free of charge. All you have to do is be on your device and logged on at the time of your appointment. Our interactions will be completely secure and confidential, as my teleconferencing software encrypts all forms of data, including video and audio.

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How long is a session and how often will I meet with a counselor?

Counseling sessions last roughly 50 minutes. Most clients come to counseling until their needs are met, however, the duration of your treatment will be determined by you and your counselor.

Can I schedule online?

Yes! Request an appointment online here.

What if I have to cancel my counseling session?

Clients can cancel or reschedule an appointment anytime, as long as they provide 24 hours notice. If you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice or fail to show up, you will be charged for the appointment. Testing services have a 48-hours policy and one hour fee (at the testing rate) for late cancellation or no show.

Therapy Services Rates

Note: These rates only apply if you are paying out of pocket, if the service you are seeking is not covered by your plan, or if you are using out-of-network health insurance benefits.

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Individual Therapy (50 min)

$150.00  (Initial Session)
$130.00  (Follow-up Sessions)

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Couples Therapy (50 min)

$150.00  (Initial Session)
$130.00  (Follow-up Sessions)

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Family Therapy (50 min)

$150.00  (Initial Session)
$130.00  (Follow-up Sessions)

Estimated Fees for Evaluations

The following is a list of estimated fees for various types of psychological  evaluations we offer. Please note that sometimes more extensive testing may be required that could potentially increase these costs. However, we cannot know this until we evaluate your situation.  Your specific needs will determine the types of testing and timeframes needed for a proper evaluation.

PSYCHOLOGICAL

EVALUATIONS

Clinical Psychological Evaluation

$650.00+

Includes a clinical diagnostic interview, psychological and personality testing, written report, and a feedback session. This evaluation is useful for diagnosing mental disorders such as anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. Involves an initial appointment for the clinical interview, possible additional appointments for testing, and one appointment for the feedback session.

Child ADHD Evaluation

$650.00+

Autism Evaluation

$650.00+

Pre-Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluation

$650.00+

Pre -Surgical Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial Psychological Evaluation

$650.00+

 

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL

EVALUATIONS

Screening Neuropsychological Evaluation

$650.00+

This level of evaluation includes a clinical diagnostic interview with the client and a relative, testing, feedback session, and a written report. Basic neuropsychological testing for memory, attention, visuospatial, language. Usually, this is considered a screening assessment that is more in-depth than the one usually completed at your primary physician’s or neurologist’s office (i.e., MMSE or MoCA). It does not provide a diagnosis, but it indicates areas of strength and recommendations. It typically involves one appointment of about two to three hours and one separate appointment for a feedback session.

Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluation

$1,100.00+

Adult ADHD Evaluation

$1,100.00+

 

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL

TESTING

IQ Testing only

$550.00+

This type of evaluation provides information about cognitive ability in multiple areas of intelligence. Includes brief interview, full-scale IQ testing, score report, and 30 -minute feedback session. The following standardized tests are used:

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

Achievement Testing only

$550.00+

Learning Disorder Testing

$950.00+

Forensic Services Rates

Please note the rates could end up being higher if the evaluations require travel outside of the office (e.g., to an attorney’s office or institution) or if a more in-depth evaluation will be involved (e.g., extensive record review, interviews, collateral phone calls).

These services are not covered under any medical insurance. The minimum fee is due in full at first appointment. Any additional charges incurred beyond the minimum will be due upon completion of the report. No reports will be released until all fees are paid in full.

Psychological Evaluations

$2,300.00+

This type of evaluation involves a mental health assessment to determining if the individual in question suffers from any psychological symptoms or personality characteristics that may impact the legal issue at hand. It is often completed pursuant to a court order or an attorney’s recommendation. Typically includes a forensic interview with the psychologist and psychological testing, after which a forensic psychological report is written and delivered to the attorney or the court. May also include the psychologist requesting the person’s prior mental health records, reviewing legal documents, and/or speaking with certain collateral contacts.

Immigration Evaluation

$1,300.00+

This type of evaluation is requested of immigrants seeking a legal stay in the US and there are psychological or psychosocial factors that may impact the government’s decision. This evaluation typically involves forensic interviews with the individual, psychological testing, review of legal and mental health records, and speaking to certain collaterals.

Violence Risk Assessment

$2,300.00+

A psychological evaluation that is designed to assess an individual’s overall mental health as well as determining the risk that the individual will engage in violent behavior in the future. May be requested by an attorney, court, school, or employer. This evaluation usually involves forensic interviews with the individual, psychological testing, review of legal and mental health records, and obtaining collateral information about the individual assessed.

Fitness for Duty Evaluation

$1,100.00+

This type of evaluation is usually requested by the individual’s school, college, workplace, or church. It can be requested as a pre -employment condition in high -risk jobs such as police officer, security guard, or church official. This assessment is aimed at determining whether the individual has the psychological capacity to handle the requirements of the job and to work safely with others. This evaluation may also, be requested if the individual was involved in an incident at work or school or if the individual has displayed behaviors that raise concerns. This evaluation typically involves forensic interviews with the individual, psychological testing, review of legal and mental health records, and speaking to certain collaterals.

Guardianship Evaluation

$2,450.00+

When it is suspected that an adult lacks the mental/psychological ability to care for themselves, handle their own finances, or make other important decisions, a guardianship evaluation can be helpful. This evaluation is typically ordered by a court or recommended by an attorney. The evaluation typically involves clinical interviewing with the individual, psychological or neuropsychological testing, review of prior mental health and medical records, review of any legal records, and collateral contacts with family and other individuals. The psychologist seeks to answer specific questions about the individual that has been posed by the court or attorney.

Workers’ Comp/Disability Evaluation

$1,600.00+

This assessment is comprised of a psychological evaluation and testing of the individual to aid in a Worker’s Compensation or disability claim.

What payment methods do you accept?

We offer a range of easy payment methods to best meet the needs of our community. Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment.

To make a payment online click here.

Do you accept insurance?

We currently accept the following insurances: CIGNA, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS/Florida Blue), United (Optum), and Capital Health Plan.

If you have health insurance, please call your plan and ask if your clinician is considered to be in-network. If not, you can ask your insurance company if you have any out-of-network benefits

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