Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between a psychological evaluation and the neurodiversity-affirming assessments you offer?
Psychological evaluations, led by licensed psychologists or psychiatrists, offer a thorough insight into one's psychological functioning, covering intelligence, memory, attention, language, executive functioning, and personality. Diagnostic assessments, conducted by Master's-level providers or above, focus on identifying specific mental health conditions. If you're exploring for personal validation or work accommodations, a diagnostic assessment is often sufficient, more cost-effective, and quicker. If you're looking for documentation to help you get specific medications, ask your prescriber which option they want you to do.
I have insurance, how much will my appointments cost?
This depends on your insurance plan! It is best to call your insurance to verify whether a provider is in-network and how much you are expected to pay for your deductible, co-pay, or co-insurance. To learn what each appointment will cost, ask your insurance their contracted rates for the codes CPT 90837 (55-minute sessions) and CPT 90791 (diagnostic assessment/intake).
Do you offer a sliding fee scale or reduced rates?
Yes! I'm affiliated with Open Path Collective and The Rosenzweig Mission, which offers reduced-fee or free sessions to uninsured individuals, those with very high insurance deductibles, active military/veteran/first responders, and healthcare workers. If these programs do not apply to you, I offer a sliding-fee scale based on household income and size.
How long does each therapy session take?
Most people want 55-minute sessions, but you may also choose to schedule 30- or 45-minute appointments. This may depend on the kind of session structure and support you are looking for.