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Stephanie Béguin-Howard, LCSW
Counseling and Play Therapy Services
Initial Evaluation (75-90 min)- $180
Individual Sessions (50-60 min)- $160
Accepted Payments: Check, Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
* Please note that there is a 24-hour cancellation charge.
INSURANCE & COST INFORMATION
I am an “OUT OF NETWORK” provider and services are 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. 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?
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