What is your fee?
Fees range from $90-$150 for a 45 minute session.
Dr. Levy’s fee is $150 for a 45 minute psychotherapy or coaching session.
Does this mean you have a sliding scale?
Yes, it does. Our fee scale allows us to offer patients cost effective options while practicing ethically.
Do you take insurance?
Dr. Levy, Eileen Larr, and Jill Cahill 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)
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 should I know about using health insurance?
- When you use your insurance, the diagnosis submitted will go on a permanent federal record that can be accessed by insurance companies and when you are applying for certain kinds of job, especially those requiring security clearance.
- Unfortunately, a diagnosis can impact your ability to secure certain jobs as well as purchase health, life, and disability insurance policies now and in the future.
- Although we accept certain insurances, we want to make sure our patients have the information they need to make an informed choice about payment options.
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 your clinicians experienced? Will they be able to help me?
Dr. Levy has over 15 years of experience in the field. She hired the clinicians on staff based on their broad range of strengths and experiences. Dr. Levy also trains and supervises all staff members on an on-going basis. This way, our patients benefit from a team approach. All the clinicians are trained in CBT for Anxiety as well as in ERP for OCD. 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. 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. For more information on CBT for Anxiety and ERP for OCD, please read the articles by Dr. Levy on our Articles and Products page.
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. Many patients start to experience significant symptom relief after 6 to 8 sessions. Most patients see us for 6-12 months to make sure they have completed the program successfully and are ready to manage symptoms on their own.
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 discuss your options. However, we can’t prescribe medication. We work closely with several psychiatrists is the community and can provide you with a referral.