The connection between the therapist and the client is the foundation for exploration and change. Melissa offers a 15-minute complimentary phone consultation in order to determine whether it would be a good fit to work together.
The rates will be discussed for therapy upon initial contact. All major credit cards and flexible spending account (FSA) and HSA cards are accepted. Melissa believes people should not be denied access to quality mental health care as the result of current financial hardships. Occasionally she is able to offer clients a sliding scale fee based on your unique financial situation.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.
You may be eligible for some or all of the cost of therapy, if your PPO insurance plan reimburses for out-of-network services. As an out- of -network provider Melissa will provide you with a statement on a monthly basis with all the necessary information your insurance company will need to reimburse you.
It is recommended that you call your insurance carrier and verify your out- of- network coverage.
Melissa treats client privacy with the utmost care and respect. Client confidentiality is the critical element of any client-therapist relationship. The content of your session is strictly private.
The law protects the relationship between the client and psychotherapist and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. The few exceptions to the law will be reviewed with you prior to the first session.