I am an out-of-network provider. To determine if you have out-of-network mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:
Psychotherapy services are reimbursable through some insurance providers through out-of-network coverage. In advance of our session, you should contact your provider and ask about mental health benefits, including number of sessions allowed, reimbursement policies and percentage, and approval requirements (if any). At the end of each month, I will provide an invoice that can be used to file a claim with your provider.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Concerns treated with EMDR Therapy
Trauma (childhood, past, and recent)
-Addictions (substance-related and behavioral)
-Performance Enhancement (ex: public speaking, sudden change in abilities in sports or other performance-related activity)
EMDR Therapy consists of 8 Phases of treatment. Each of the phases serves a specific purpose. The length of each phase is person-specific, therefore it is not possible to predict the number of sessions that each person will require. However, research supports EMDR as an efficient and effective therapy, moving more quickly than traditional talk therapy.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your care will cost. Per the No Surprises Act, if you do not intend to submit to insurance for possible out-of-network reimbursement, you are entitled to a Good Faith Estimate. You decide the length and frequency of sessions and I do not bill, so no surprises, still a GFE can outline the projected cost of therapy at my rate for up to one year. See details on forms you complete prior to beginning therapy and we can discuss this.
Below is a list of your legal rights to a Good Faith Estimate:
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call +1 (312) 766-6780.
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