Insurance Information

Insurance Reimbursement:

Some insurance companies will reimburse for my services (PPO and POS). While others (HMO) require you to choose someone on their contracted provider list.

I'm a Credentialed Behavioral Health Provider for MHN, a Health Net (TM) company.  I am also a qualified provider for EAP (Employee Assistance Program) for MHN.

You may wish to check with your carrier to see if your plan will cover individual or family psychotherapy with a "licensed marriage and family therapist" who is not on the provider panel and/or who may be considered an out-of-network provider.  

Payment Method:

I request payment by check to be mailed to me at the end of each session, unless we have both agreed on some other method of reimbursement. I am happy to prepare a statement (which will require me to provide a diagnosis code) for you to submit to your insurance company. Basic decisions about your care, such as the number of sessions, are decided by health plans. I may be required to discuss your confidential information with insurance workers for “authorizaton” to see you. By not using health plans, I can preserve your confidentiality as fully as the law allows. Then treatment decisions can be made by you and I alone.