What is your fee?
Fees range from $60 to $130.
Does this mean you have a sliding scale?
Yes, it does. We strongly believe in making excellent mental health care available to the community. Our fee scale allows us to meet these needs while practicing ethically.
Do you take insurance?
Clinicians in the practice participate in most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans as well as Magellan Behavioral Health Plans. Magellan Plans accepted include:
- Independence Blue Cross Personal Choice
- Independence Blue Cross Keystone Health Plan East (HMO/PPO)
- Amerihealth HMO/POS
- Amerihealth PPO and CMM
- Various Magellan Employer Accounts
- Independence Administrators
- Amerihealth Administrators
- Health Partners CHIP-KidzPartners (not part of standard CHIP)
Eileen Larr, Jill Ziegler, and Abby Foster also participate in Optum-United Behavioral Health Plan.
Please contact your insurance company to verify that we are in network for you as well as to learn about your benefits, deductible, and co-pay.
You are responsible for all charges not covered by your insurance company.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please cancel 24 hours before your appointment. Otherwise, you will be charged the full cost of the session. The reason for this policy is that the appointment time is being held specifically for you. If you provide less than 24 hours’ notice, we cannot offer that slot to someone else. Late cancellation and missed appointment fees are not reimbursed by insurance companies.
Are all of your clinicians experienced? Will they be able to help me?
Dr. Levy has 15 years of experience in the field. She hired the clinicians on staff based on years of experience and their broad range of strengths and experiences. Dr. Levy also trains and supervises all staff members on an on-going basis. Our therapists have each worked with different groups and have specialized experience with a range of issues. All of the clinicians in the practice are able to provide CBT for anxiety, depression, and OC Spectrum Disorders. If you don’t feel like you and your therapist are a good fit, we will do everything possible to find another therapist in the practice to work with you. If necessary we will refer you to one of our colleagues in the community.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) uses a set of research based tools to look at how your thoughts and feelings impact your behavior and choices. It is based on the idea that if you change how you think about yourself and the situation you are in, you will feel better and make healthier choices. While traditional talk therapy works for some people, most find that the tools and information they gain from CBT help them achieve results faster and maintain them longer.
How long will treatment last?
The length of therapy depends on the type and severity of your symptoms as well as your life situation, beliefs, values, and expectations. Since you are provided with tools and information right away, you can experience short term symptoms relief while working toward long term results and change. Many patients start to experience significant symptom relief after 6 to 8 sessions.
Will I have to take medication?
Not necessarily. It varies on a case by case basis. Some people want to take medication right away while others refuse to take anything unless they are in absolute crisis. We can talk about your options and make recommendations. However, we can’t prescribe medication. We work closely with several psychiatrists is the community and can provide you with their contact information.