Frequently asked questions:
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: I do not accept insurance. However many PPO's offer reimbursement for out-of-network mental health providers. While I do not work directly with insurance companies, I am happy to prepare a statement if you wish to seek reimbursement in this fashion. To see if your insurance provides reimbursement for psychotherapy, I suggest asking your insurance provider the following questions:
- Do I have mental health benefits
- How many sessions per year does my plan cover?
- How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Do I need approval from my primary care physician?
- What information do I need to submit for reimbursement?
- Do I have a Deductible? If so, what is it and has it been met?
Q: Are you accepting new clients?
A: I currently have appointments available for new clients on Fridays.
Q: How long is each therapy session?
A: Sessions are usually 50 minutes in length. Longer sessions may be appropriate if deemed necessary, at an additional cost.
Q: How does therapy end?
A: Therapy usually terminates when a client and therapist mutually agree that symptoms have been alleviated, coping skills have been learned, and goals have been achieved. This may be anywhere from a few weeks to a year or more. Ending therapy often depends on how much you would like to work on. In the event that you wish you stop, it is always recommended that you attend a final session so that we can review progress, discuss recommendations and referrals, and end positively.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Your time slot is reserved just for you. If you are unable to attend a scheduled session, please make sure to cancel by phone or email at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session.
Q: How much does each session cost?
A: Sessions are 50 minutes and cost $120 per appointment.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: I accept cash, check, credit card before or at time of service. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. Checks should be made payable to Allison Pieraccini, LCSW