Telehealth Counseling Services
Telehealth serves the same function as face-to-face psychotherapy but is offered over an online tele-therapy platform.
Telehealth therapy services are convenient and allow you to work around your schedule from the comfort of your home or office.
I use an encrypted, HIPPA-secure web portal for my teletherapy sessions. Confidentiality of sessions is treated the same way that it is for in-person therapy.
Telehealth services available for adolescents 12 and up, adults, and older adults. Due to Illinois LCPC laws, I can only service clients that are in Illinois.
Please note: I do not provide in-person therapy
I enjoy working with teens and adults from various backgrounds.
I accept the following insurances:
BlueCross BlueShield PPO and Blue Choice plans, Aetna (Commercial) United Health, Optum, Oscar, and Oxford
For clients without insurance, I provide reasonable out-of-pocket fees.
$130-$150 per 50 minute individual session
I accept Visa, American Express, Discover, credit or debit cards
I accept Out-of-Network insurance. I am able to provide you with all the information you may need to receive your out-of-network benefits. Please verify with your insurance about coverage.
I understand that things come up and you may need to reschedule your appointment. Please give 24 hour notice to cancel session to allow another person waiting for an appointment to use the time. Failure to give 24 hours notice will result in a $50 late cancellation fee.
YOUR RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS AGAINST SURPRISE
(OMB Control Number: 0938-1401)
When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.
What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?
When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.
“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.
“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care - like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.
You are protected from balance billing for:
If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.
Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center
When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed.
If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you unless you give written consent and give up your protections.
You’re never required to give up your protection from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.
When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:
You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities directly.
Your health plan generally must:
Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).
Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.
Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.
Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.
If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation at 1-888-473-4858
Visit https://www.cms.gov/files/document/model-disclosure-notice-patient-protections-against-surprise-billing-providers-facilities-health.pdf or call 1-877-696-6775. for more information about your rights under Federal law.