As of spring 2022, I terminated my participation in all commercial insurance plans. I do remain a provider for Kansas Medicaid for people who have the UnitedHealthcare plan. I am not currently a provider for Aetna or Sunflower Kansas Medicaid plans.
Deciding to no longer accept insurance was difficult because accepting insurance meant I was accessible to more people. However, accepting insurance also meant that I must give each person a diagnosis before insurance would pay for treatment. This meant some people who had legitimate issues which would benefit from counseling but didn’t reach the level of a diagnosis couldn’t be treated under insurance. In some cases, insurance also meant having to answer really invasive questions about my clients which I believe the insurance company has no business asking. And, of course, any treatment I provide must be blessed by the insurance company or pre-authorized. I didn’t become a therapist do spend my time fighting insurance companies to get my people the treatments they deserve. In my experience, insurance companies aren’t interested in getting people the absolute best treatment for their needs and they aren’t concerned with fully treating or healing issues, either; their priority is to get you the least expensive treatment that will keep you functioning at a level you might not feel is sufficiently improved. Finally, I have found that many of the people I work with value having the option of telehealth sessions and some insurance companies are beginning to roll back approval for telehealth sessions.
My session fees are as follows:
- FREE 15-minute video consultation
$65 for 25-minute sessions (primarily used for CBT-I for insomnia)
$110 for 45 minutes (standard session)
$125 for 60 minutes
$125 for intake sessions (60 minute sessions)
For payments, I accept:
- debit and credit (Visa, Mastercard)
HSAs (health savings accounts) and FSA (flexible spending accounts)
If you have questions that aren’t answered here, you may text or call me at (816) 226-4678 or contact me by email.