Lorenzo Teixeira, LPCC, RPT-S, NCC
(925) 403-1349 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling for Children, Adolescents & Families
Rates & Insurance
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Accepted Payments: Check, Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Insurance & Cost Information
I am an “OUT OF NETWORK” provider and services might be covered by some percentage by most PPO insurance plans. When people use their insurance for mental health services they must be given a psychiatric diagnosis for those services to be covered (such as depression, bipolar, general anxiety, PTSD). Once the person has received a psychiatric diagnosis it becomes a permanent part of their medical history. Insurance companies determine which diagnosis warrant treatment and for how long. Many individuals who seek mental health services do not warrant a diagnosis, yet would greatly benefit from therapeutic services. I do not believe that this should keep individuals from seeing a therapist and improving their overall satisfaction with their life.
Another aspect of using insurance to cover mental health services is privacy. The information submitted to insurance companies is viewed by a number of people who ultimately make decisions about your care and determine how many sessions you are approved for.
If you decide that you would like to get reimbursed, a statement can be prepared for this purpose, if requested, for you to submit to your insurance company. You will still be responsible for the full fee, even if using your insurance. If you determine that you would like to submit a statement for reimbursement, please contact your insurance company regarding out of network mental health benefits. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the suggested questions below:
Questions for your insurance
•What is my deductible?
•How many sessions per calendar 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?
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged for the full session fee.