***Please note: due to Covid-19, all appointments are currently via telehealth only with plans to resume in person appointments in my Center City practice at a future date***
If you are interested in becoming a new patient, please note that I am out of network with insurance companies. The fee is due at the time of service. I do not submit claims to insurance companies, but can provide documentation that you may submit to your insurance company for out of network benefit reimbursement.
Please contact your insurance company ahead of time so that you are aware of your specific policy coverage for out of network psychiatric services.
You may want to ask the following questions:
My primary focus is being able to assess and provide you with good quality psychiatric treatment based on my own expertise and training. While I strongly believe that people should have access to mental healthcare, I have unfortunately experienced how some insurance companies can impede this goal with frequent requests for paperwork to continue to authorize needed treatment, reimbursements that do not match the time and expertise that is needed for good quality psychiatric care, requests for access to patients' personal records before covering care, and sometimes even trying to dictate treatments rather than accepting the treatment recommendations by the doctor actually seeing you. If you do have a financial constraint based on income, please ask me about any options around a sliding scale fee.