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 many 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, fees are set at $100 per 60 minute session (if you wish to schedule a longer session, you may—90 minute sessions currently charged at $125). Sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes, other than the intake appointment. Please note that if you are late for your appointment, 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 regrettably does NOT accept Medical Assistance as a primary insurance at this time (this includes Keystone First). In rare cases county insurance companies have agreed to set up out of network contracts for members with unique needs, typically because of the limited number of EMDR certified clinicians available within the provider network. If you think this describes you, contact the number on the back of your insurance card and discuss your options with them.
Laurie is an in network provider for the following insurance companies:
Most Blue Cross/Blue Shield products (IBC, Keystone Health Plan East, Personal Choice)
Penn Behavioral Health