$185 per 45-50 minute consultation and $175 per 45-50 minute session thereafter.
Appointments requiring more than typical 45 minute appointment times are referred to as "extended services" and require prepayment or deposits in order to schedule and are subject to a 3 business day cancellation policy.
Psychological Assessment/Evaluation Rates (extended services):
$185 per 45-50 minute consultation and $175 per 45-50 minutes of testing, scoring, reporting thereafter. (This service typically ranges 12-16 sessions over 5-8 appointments.) If prepaid, you may receive up to a 15% discount on the full service.
$475 Gifted/Intelligence testing (One, 3 hour appointment; approximately 2-2.5 hours of testing and 1/2 to 1 hour for results and report.) Saturday appointments, when available are $575. A 50% deposit is required to schedule this appointment and the 3 business day cancellation policy applies.
Important: if your child may have been previously screened or tested for IQ, certain restrictions apply to retesting within a 12 month period. Please ask your child's school counselor if unsure.
Immigration/Hardship Evaluations (extended services)
A brief phone consultation with the doctor will be scheduled to assess eligibility for this service. Fees will be determined using factors of difficulty and length of evaluation and reporting. A common price range for such evaluations can cost between $1200 and $1600. Please call the office at (239) 561-9955 to schedule a phone consultation.
Deposits and fee requirements for extended services:
Extended services require a 50% deposit payable at the time of scheduling. Should you need to reschedule this type of appointment, you will be required to provide at least 3 business days' notice for a refund or forfeit your fee. Business days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Forms of payment we accept
Cash, checks and all major credit cards are all accepted forms of payment. HSA or FSA reimbursement cards are treated as credit cards and are accepted here.
When using insurance there are several important factors to consider:
- In order for your insurance company to cover our services we must share with them your diagnosis, which also means you must be given a diagnosis even if your difficulties are quite typical. When an insurance company is covering payment for your treatment they are able to request certain information regarding your symptoms, treatment, and history. Once the information leaves our office, it is no longer in our control.
- We may need to provide updates to your insurance company regarding your progress and symptoms.
- Insurance companies generally will not cover educational testing specifically for giftedness or some learning disabilities due to medical necessity.
Although paying for treatment oneself provides the only true privacy, we also understand that this is not a feasible option for some. If you need treatment, and are unable to self-pay, don't let it stand in your way. We will provide your insurance company with only that information which is necessary for you to receive the services you need.
Most of our Psychologists participate in the following insurance programs and networks:
- Cigna Insurance and Cigna Network
- MultiPlan Network
- Web TPA - Lee Health Plans
Medicare/Medicaid/TriCare/Staywell/HealthyKids/Prestige: We do not participate with government programs and you are therefore not eligible for out-of-network reimbursement. Please review the Medicare Private Contract found on our Forms page for details.
Why pay out of pocket?
Life can be challenging, and it is an honorable choice to seek psychological services to improve your life when you are struggling. It takes courage to share private aspects of your life with a professional, and we deeply respect and appreciate the importance of your confidentiality and privacy. For this reason, there are good reasons why many people are choosing not to use their health insurance to pay for their therapy or evaluation services.
How does using in-network insurance work?
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible and has it been met?
- After the deductible is met, do I owe a copay or coinsurance amount?
Services are billed to your insurance electronically and typically take 10-14 business days to process. Remember, you are ultimately responsible for all fees associated with services provided.
What to do if we do not participate with your insurance?
Many of our clients choose to use their out-of-network benefits with their health insurance company. It is important for clients to know the nature and extent of their benefits for mental/behavioral health care. Some plans have different coverages and deductibles or require their members to call prior to any services.
How does using out-of-network insurance work?
Services may be reimburseable with your out-of-network benefits. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have out-of-network benefits?
- Do I have mental health benefits?
- Do I have an out-of-network deductible? Has it been met?
- After the deductible is met, what is the percentage of reimbursement?
As a courtesy, services can be submitted to your insurance electronically and typically take 10-14 business days to process. If they do not accept electronic claims, we can provide you with the proper insurance form for you to mail in. Your insurance will communicate and/or reimburse you directly for out of network benefits. We do not accept any responsibility for following up on claim receipt, processing or accuracy. Please call your plan administrator if you have any questions about your insurance.