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My practice offers you a private and customized approach to mental health care that meets your needs.

Maximize your control – sessions are tailored to your personality, resources, goals and progress. This includes appropriate frequency and duration of appointments to reach the change you are striving for!

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There are 6 ethically-based reasons why I choose not to work with managed care companies…
#1 – Conflicts of Interest

My primary concern is for your well-being. Managed care companies were created to control escalating health care costs.  Their primary motive is to reduce costs and increase profits, second to that comes quality of care considerations.

#2 – Restricted Choice, Restricted Treatment

Managed care companies decide if you qualify to use your insurance for therapy and restrict: your choice of therapist, the number of sessions you are allotted, what is discussed in therapy, what kind of therapy is provided, and for how long.  This meets their financial criteria but may fail to afford you the opportunity to get the therapy you need to make the changes you want. Furthermore, some managed care companies have “gag clauses” in their contracts to prevent therapists from suggesting more effective treatments.

#3 – Confidentiality

By contracting with managed care companies, I would be required to share your personal information and file notes with insurance gatekeepers and ‘utilization review professionals’, this allows many people access to your personal information.

#4 – Medication

Research consistently shows that medication for problems with mood is most effective when combined with psychotherapy.  Despite this, managed care companies frequently approve ‘medication only’ for their members.

#5 – Lapse in Coverage

Managed care companies require therapists to convince them that therapy is “necessary” (which is defined by them) for you. If a limited number of sessions is granted and you wish to continue therapy thereafter, the therapist must again receive approval to extend therapy. This is detrimental to your progress due to imposed stops and starts.

#6 – Mandatory Diagnosis

A diagnosis is required to bill insurance and this stays on your permanent health care record. Many times individuals have symptoms that do not meet required criteria for diagnosis, I do not feel this makes them less worthy of getting help.

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Together, we will focus on what is important to you and establish healthy change to get you the quality of life you desire.

This is your opportunity to heal, explore, prevent unhelpful thought and behavioral patterns from reoccurring, achieve goals, and experience authentic personal thriving.

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                                      $50/hr for students, low-income & disabled individuals                                          $100/hr for individuals   |   $130/hr for couples

              Upon request I provide receipts you can submit for **Out-of-Network reimbursement **

                                                Payment is due at the end of your appointment                                                          HSA card, cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

                                              Sessions are usually between 60 and 90 minutes                                                                                60 minute minimum; charged per quarter hour thereafter                                       Two-hour sessions are available by request

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  • Your inquiry will get a direct response from Alison typically within 24 hours.
  • Most often your appointment can be scheduled within one week.
  • Evening and weekend appointments are available.

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