Payment for Services Rendered
It is important to Laurie that anyone who seeks psychotherapy services has access to quality mental health treatment; therefore she is an in network provider for most (see below) major commercial insurance companies and her out of pocket rate is lower than many in the field with her level of experience.
Some people prefer to pay out of pocket, rather than consent to the submission of diagnostic information to their insurance companies regarding their treatment (a requirement for payment to be rendered). This is a private decision and there is no wrong or right. There are pros and cons to this decision), and it may be worth your time if you are unsure to research this before you come in for your first appointment.
For individuals who choose to pay out of pocket, the cost of an individual session is currently set at $100. Laurie's sessions are scheduled as 60 minute sessions. If you are late, Laurie is unable to extend the session into the next time slot, however, you will be charged the full amount.
If you use your insurance, your out of pocket costs will be determined by the insurance carrier. Most people have a pre-set copay which is stated on their card as the "specialist" copay. Some people have to meet a set deductible each year. In this case, at each session they will pay whatever amount their insurance company has set for the session. Laurie can help you figure out the deductible, or copay, by looking it up online, or you can call your insurance company and ask them in advance of the first session.
Laurie requires payment at the time of the session. Credit or debit is fine, as is cash or check.
Laurie is an in network provider for the following insurance companies:
- Most Blue Cross/Blue Shield products (IBC, Keystone Health Plan East, Personal Choice)
- Cigna Behavioral Health
- Penn Behavioral Health