I am a participating provider for some insurance companies; for others I am considered an "out-of-network" provider. If you contact your insurer, these are the questions to ask:

  • Do I need a referral from a physician before I can get therapy?
  • Does my insurance cover a provider outside of network?
  • What is my deductible that must be met first?
  • How much will my plan cover for each session? (specific dollar amount? or percentage of fee?)
  • Is there a limit on the number of sessions per year or on an amount of fees per year?

I bill certain companies for you directly; for others I will provide you with a receipt that contains all the information you would need to file a claim. If I am not an "in-network" provider for your insurance, I do ask that you provide payment at the time of service. I accept cash or checks. The fee for an initial appointment is $205, and ongoing appointments are $140 for a 45 minute session and $165 for a 60 minute session.
I am a provider for the following insurance companies:
Behavioral Healthcare Providers (BHP)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota
Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP)

A note about insurance:

Many people are concerned about paying for therapy and whether or not to use their health insurance. This is a good thing to think about.

When you use your insurance, they require that it be "medically necessary". This means that you will need to have a diagnosable mental condition such as anxiety, depression or something else. You agree that the insurance company can receive this information as well as a treatment plan which spells out your problem and the treatment you will be receiving (if they request it.) There are times when receiving a diagnosis for a mental condition will impact your ability to receive health, life or disability insurance at a later date. If your doctor has prescribed medication such as an anti-depressant, chances are you have already received a diagnosis, and using your health insurance for the same condition can do no further damage. If you have not received a diagnosis elsewhere, you probably should think about whether you would prefer to keep the sessions just between you and me. If you do not use your health insurance I can promise that your confidentiality will be more completely protected. Ultimately, it is up to you to weigh the factors and decide what is right for you.