FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need therapy? I can usually handle my own problems.​

 

Psychologists and other behavioral health therapists can provide emotional support,  coping skills, strategies for managing stress, and research supported treatments for anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, unresolved childhood issues, and other psychological disorders.

 

A therapist can help you with a fresh way of dealing with a difficult problem and teach research supported techniques for changing unhelpful and often self defeating patterns of thinking and behaving. How well this works depends on how committed you are to working with a therapist to solve these problems and move forward in your life. 

 

What about confidentiality?

 

One of the benefits of seeking the help of a therapist is the assurance of privacy. Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office.  The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without your written permission.

There are exceptions to this law, all of which must be disclosed to clients. They include:

  • In the event of suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, a practitioner is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person(s), the practitioner is required to notify the police and inform the intended victim.

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, the practitioner is required to take measures to ensure their safety.  

Do you accept insurance?

         

Yes, I am an In-Network Provider for:   

 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield   

Aetna

I am in network with many Blue Cross and Aetna insurance plans.  Your insurance will be verified by my office and I will provide you with a written estimate of out of pocket fees you may be responsible for based on your coverage.

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What if I have a different insurance provider?

If you have a different insurance provider, you may be eligible for reimbursement of a percentage of your paid fees if you have Out-of-Network benefits. 

Please check with your provider to find out what your out-of-network benefits are.  You will be provided with an estimate of charges for the total expected cost of non-emergency service. This "Good Faith Estimate" provided for Out-of-Network as well as Private Pay clients is in accordance with the state and federal laws that protect patients from surprise billing.

 

After each prepaid session, I will provide clients with out of network benefits a "superbill", which is the documentation they can submit to their insurance provider in order to receive reimbursement directly based on their plan's benefits.  

 Do you accept Medicare?

 I do not participate in any Medicare plans but I am happy to provide services on a private-pay basis.

What will my fees be if I am a private pay client?

Private pay clients will receive an estimate of charges for the total expected cost of non-emergency services.  A "Good Faith Estimate" of the cost of services is in accordance with state and federal laws that protect patients from surprise billing. For more information on these protections, please click here.

Are you offering appointments via Telehealth?

                  Yes, both in-person and telehealth appointments are available.

How can I make an appointment?

 

Please select that option from the navigation bar above. I will send you an invitation to the client portal and you  will be contacted about dates and times that are available for your initial appointment.

 

What is your cancellation Policy?

To change or cancel your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours notice to avoid being charged a fee. I do not overbook, so your appointment time is reserved only for your visit. By providing at least 24 hours notice before a change or cancellation, I can make that time available to others. 

​Office Location:

 

Old Town Scottsdale:  4300 N. Miller Rd, Suite 110-11, Scottsdale AZ   85251

         (Executive Suites Lobby entrance is located directly in front of the north parking area.)