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  • George Mason University: BA in Psychology & Masters in Social Work, Clinical Concentration
  • LCSW in the state of VA, License #0904012614
  • Internal Family Systems L1 with Mary Kruger, LMFT & Sue Richmond, LCSW
  • Internal Family Systems Intensive L2: Shame, Anxiety, and Depression with Ann Sinko, LMFT & Mike Elkin, LMFT
  • The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method Certification Level 1 with Nityda Gessel, LCSW, E-RYT 500
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Alisha Aum from Mindful Leader
  • Meditation and Psychotherapy Course with Dr. Tara Brach
  • Initial Intake Session: $180, Individual Session: $165, Consultation: Free 

  • If you are using insurance, then I will encourage you to call your insurance agency post consult / prior to the first session to obtain information about your copay/coinsurance/deductible. This can help you avoid any scary financial fees! I will also verify your benefits prior to the initial session to compare notes. 
  • I will store your credit card information in an electronic health record website prior to attending your first session. It will deduct the necessary payment outside of our session time.
  • A credit card is required to schedule an appointment. Only online payments are accepted at this time. All major credit cards are accepted.

I am in currently paneled with Sentara Health insurance (formally known as Optima Health) for residents in Virginia. I am currently a Non-network Provider for Tricare. 

I do offer out of pocket costs. Paying for therapy out of pocket offers several benefits:

  • Firstly, it provides greater flexibility and choice in selecting a therapist, as you are not limited to providers covered by insurance networks. This allows you to find a therapist who specializes in your specific needs and preferences.
  • Secondly, paying out of pocket ensures a higher level of privacy, as your therapy sessions and personal information are not shared with insurance companies. This can be particularly important for individuals who value confidentiality. I also have no control over getting audited by insurance which means insurance companies could at any point pull my notes and your private information without your consent.
  • Lastly, by investing in therapy directly, you have a stronger sense of commitment and control over your mental health journey, as you are actively investing in your own well-being without the constraints or limitations imposed by insurance coverage. Insurance companies can often have constraints of what they deem medically necessary and can reject certain services after a certain amount of time. Being out of pocket gives us flexibility in our approach and timing.

Some insurance companies take out of network mental health benefits. I can provide you with a superbill after our sessions for reimbursement.

*I am registered with a company called Reimbursify.  Download their app, upload your superbill, allow them to file it with your insurance, and submit your claims from Renaissance Healing, PLLC

Insurance information explained below:

Co-pay: is a fixed amount you pay out of pocket for covered healthcare services, due at the time of the visit, while insurance covers the remaining costs.

Co-insurance: is the percentage of covered healthcare costs that you and your insurance plan share, with you responsible for a certain portion and the insurance covering the rest. 

Deductible: is the amount you have to pay out of your own pocket for covered expenses before your insurance kicks in to share the cost. Once this is met, you then owe just the fixed copay amount or co-insurance split until reaching the out-of-pocket limit.

Please refer to your plan for more information. 

*from Simple Practice*

*for clients utilizing out of pocket services does not apply to insurance based coverage*

“A Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created, and does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment.

Throughout your treatment, the provider may recommend additional items or services as part of your treatment that are not reflected in the estimate. These would need to be scheduled separately with your consent and the understanding that any additional service costs are in addition to the Good Faith Estimate.

If your needs change during treatment, your provider should supply a new, updated Good Faith Estimate to reflect the changes to treatment, and the accompanying cost changes.

You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available.

The Good Faith Estimate is not a contract between provider and client and does not obligate or require the client to obtain any of the listed services from the provider.

You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill.

There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.

To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call HHS at (800) 985-3059.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 985-3059.

Keep a copy of your Good Faith Estimate in a safe place or take pictures of it. You may need it if you are billed a higher amount.”

The duration of our work can vary greatly and is highly individualized. It depends on factors such as the nature of the presenting concerns, treatment goals, progress, and the therapeutic approach utilized. Some may benefit from short-term therapy, which typically lasts a few months and focuses on addressing specific issues or developing coping strategies. Others may engage in longer-term therapy, spanning several months or even years, to delve deeper. Ultimately, the decision regarding the duration of therapy is made collaboratively between us, based on your needs, progress, and goals. Typically, due to my approach therapeutically, those I work with engage in long term therapy.

Before working together, you will receive intake forms that will cover my policies and informed consent. I require at least 48 hours notice if you must cancel your scheduled appointment. If there is no communication from you or you late cancel you may be required to pay the full out of pocket fee. 

I do my best to be flexible as I know unexpected things occur in life. However, it is important to recognize the significance of a cancellation policy in therapy, as it ensures a respectful and fair environment for both the therapist and the client. A cancellation policy allows me to effectively manage my schedule and provide consistent care to all clients. Additionally, it acknowledges the value of my time and expertise, highlighting the importance of honoring the therapeutic relationship. By adhering to a cancellation policy, you’ll contribute to the smooth functioning of the therapeutic process, while also demonstrating your commitment to your own growth and progress.

If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, PLEASE CALL 911, CALL THE NATIONAL CRISIS HOTLINE AT 988, OR go to your nearest emergency room.

I am unable to provide emergency/crisis support.

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