Send me your questions

Please use this form to send me any general questions you have, or if you want to schedule an initial phone call. I typically respond to inquiries within 24 hours.

 
 
 

Locations: 

Face to Face: 

My Palm Harbor counseling office is conveniently located in Pinellas County within easy driving distance of Clearwater, Oldsmar, Safety Harbor, and Tarpon Springs.

1150 Tampa Rd., Suite A
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727)469-3008

Online:

With all the demands on our schedule, I know it can be difficult to find time to sit in traffic for one more appointment. That's why I offer a secure, confidential, and convenient online video therapy platform. As long as you can find a comfortable, private place for 45 minutes, you can receive the help you deserve. 
 

 
 

financial info

My appointment fee is $150 per 45-50 minute session.

In an effort to make treatment available for those who cannot afford my full fee, I have a few slots available at lower cost. 

I accept cash, checks, all major credit cards, HSA/FSA accounts, Bitcoin, and Ether.

insurance info

I do not currently accept any insurance plans for a few reasons.

  • Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis be added to your permanent medical record before approving services. Many of my patients are suffering despite not meeting criteria for an official diagnosis.
  • Insurance companies often restrict the length of treatment and the type of services that can be offered and require lengthy discussions, reviews, and documentation to support the psychologist's clinical judgment.
  • In-network insurance providers agree to allow auditors to review your therapy records. I am committed to confidentiality and prefer to not have non-clinical auditors reviewing your records any time they want. I also have concerns about insurance companies being the target for data breaches as we've seen with Equifax and the U.S. government.
  • The fees insurance companies allow for psychotherapy are often less than half of the actual cost for therapy. My fees are average for the Palm Harbor area, and I encourage you to check the independent nonprofit FAIR Health for your ZIP code and the procedure code 90837.

I am happy to provide you with a detailed receipt that can be submitted to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. This means you are responsible for payment at the time of our appointment, and, depending on your plan, a certain percentage of that may be paid to you by your insurance company. You may also look into using a service such as Better to make the process a little easier.

To find out what your insurance would reimburse for out-of-network, call them and ask the following questions. 

  1.  Do I have coverage for outpatient mental health psychotherapy and related mental health benefits? For individual psychotherapy, the code is CPT code 90837.
  2.  Does a deductible need to be met, and has it been met?
  3.  Do they require pre-authorization? If so, try to obtain this phone number before meeting with your therapist.
  4.  Is approval or a referral required by a medical provider?
  5.  What is the amount of coverage for an out-of-network provider? (They often give a percentage for this)
  6.  Is there a time limit for submission of claims?
  7.  Where should my claims be mailed?