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Telehealth Services

CURRENT RATES FOR SERVICES

  • Initial 15 Minute Phone Screening - Free*

  • ​Individual Therapy - $165.00/per 50 min session

  • Couples Therapy - $230.00/per 50 min session

  • Family Therapy $230.00/per 50 min session 

  • **Phone Calls Lasting Beyond 15min - $30/15min

  • **Late Cancellation Fee (without providing 24 Hours Notice - Full Cost of Session

*Required for all New Clients or Returning Clients who were last seen over one month ago.
**Out-of-pocket cost generally not reimbursable by insurance.



 

CANCELLATION FEES & MISSING APPOINTMENTS


 
It is important you make it to all your scheduled appointments. When there are missed appointments, it can cause a lapse in care that can inhibit treatment progress and growth. 
 
When you schedule an appointment, that time is now committed to your care. Each day's schedule is carefully planned to ensure adequate time to see clients, plan for sessions, complete reports, make calls, and all the other items that go into providing the best client care. If you don't show up, or don't provide enough cancellation notice, that time could have been scheduled for someone else who may require clinical attention, care or assessment.
 
Please provide 24 hours notice if you cannot keep your scheduled appointment to avoid a cancellation fee. Cancellation Fees equal the Full Cost of Services as listed above. Insurances do not cover or reimburse the cost associated with a missed session.

INSURANCE & OUT OF NETWORK BENEFITS

I participate with several healthcare insurance plans as an in-network provider. If you have a PPO or POS plan that I do not participate with, you most likely have what are called Out-Of-Network (OON) benefits. This means your insurance may reimburse you a percentage of any out-of-pocket costs as determined by your plan's coverage. I recommend calling your insurance provider directly to determine what your plan offers in this area. When you use your insurance benefits, they are able to track, view and discuss any progress notes, diagnosis, and/or course of treatment as determined by your insurance provider's contract. For those seeking an extra layer of privacy, or those whose insurance plan does not offer out-of-network benefits, self-pay may be an option to pay for services.

If you choose to use your Out-Of-Network benefits, I can send you the required SuperBill form for you to submit to your insurance company based on their reimbursement process.

Good Faith Estimate

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

 

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.

Somatic Waves Counseling

Thoughts and opinions expressed by Somatic Waves Counseling, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Inc. are not to be used as medical advice. Engagement with material on this website does not guarantee treatment. A clinical relationship is not established until all informed consent documents are signed. The information provided on this site is not a replacement for the therapeutic relationship in psychotherapy.

Somatic Waves Counseling, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Inc.

Laura Escobar, LCSW 85556

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