I offer 45-60 minutes sessions for intake, psychotherapy, and telecounseling appointments. Session fees vary on a person to person basis. Lifescapes is happy to file insurance claims for our clients. Most of our clinicians are network-credentialed providers for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, MedCost, Aetna, Magellan, and United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Optum and others. If you have out of network mental health benefits, we will be happy to file your claim, but generally your out-of-pocket expense will be greater than if you were utilizing in-network benefits. Our office staff will be happy to assist you with authorizations, pre-certifications, and understanding your mental health benefits. We also provide services for several Employee Assistance Programs. Cash, check and major credit cards accepted for payment, either at our office, or online.
We do our best to verify your benefits prior to your initial session so that you know the out of pocket cost for treatment prior to beginning therapy. Unfortunately, because mental health benefits are a separate ancillary benefit from one's standard medical coverages, we are sometimes provided with inaccurate information initially, and will correct your out of pocket responsibility once we receive the explanation of benefit from your insurance carrier.
Most of the time, your outpatient mental health copay is not listed on your insurance card. Please note that we are not considered "specialists" so your specialist copay does not apply. However, for some plans the specialist copay and your mental health office visit copay may coincidentally be the same amount.