Before Your First Appointment

It is my goal to provide the best care with the least amount of stress.  For this reason I recommend reading through the “First Visit” page to get a better understanding of what to expect on your visit.

If you plan to use your insurance to assist with the cost of counseling, call your insurance company to request the following information as your mental health benefit often varies from your regular medical benefit.

  •  Is prior authorization necessary for outpatient mental health services? If so, obtain the authorization number and effective date?
  • Is coverage limited to specific providers (our therapists are in network providers for most insurance companies or those with specific licenses? Note, that some insurance companies cover both in and out of network providers at slightly different rates.
  • Does your coverage require a deductible?  If so what is that amount and ask how much has been met to date. Any deductible NOT met will be your responsibility to pay.
  • How much will the copayment for each office visit be?  This can be a set amount or a percentage.
  • How many visits per year does your plan allow?

Be sure to bring your insurance card with you on your first appointment.

If you will be paying for services yourself (no insurance filing), when scheduling ask what the fees will be for the first clinical evaluation and sessions thereafter.

You can also make your first appointment easier by filling out the paperwork provided on this website and bringing it with you.

Click Here to Download the First Visit Forms

First Visit?

You can print off your first visit forms to save you time at your first visit.

Download First Visit Forms