Starting Counseling

While starting counseling is a major step, it is a sign of strength, not weakness. Today, more individuals, couples and families are entering counseling, not only to treat illnesses but improve their quality of life.The cost of therapy is always an important consideration.

Kim is an in-network provider for most insurance and managed care companies.  As a courtesy we will bill your insurance company. Please note: secondary insurance is not processed by Kim so a “superbill” will be provided in cases where a primary and secondary  insurance exists.  In the event you have not met your deductible, the full fee is due at each session until the deductible is satisfied. We require you to enter a credit card to be on file for payment of services.  An invoice will be emailed to you after your insurance has paid their portion.  The remainder will be your responsibility and an invoice emailed to you. Balances can not exceed $300.00 or more. If a large bill is allowed it can create a financial stress which will impact the therapeutic alliance.

INSURANCE/FEES
I accept insurance plans, Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), and self-pay options.
Clients are encouraged to be informed of their benefits before starting counseling.  I do not check your insurance benefits for you prior to your first appointment.  I can provide a “superbill” if you prefer so you can submit the insurance on your own as well. If you use a “superbill” your fees are due at the end of the session. The claim is sent by you to your insurance and they will send you the check for reimbursement.

EAPs (Employee Assistance Program)
In order for you to be able to utilize your EAP benefits, you must first call your EAP company and obtain an authorization for your sessions.

Self-Pay:
If you would prefer to self-pay rather than use insurance, that is always an option. Please inquire about this prior to your first appointment. Self pay is offered if individuals:

  • do not want to use their insurance
  • do not have insurance
  • individuals who prefer a higher degree of confidentiality

In cases where individuals “opt out of the insurance” a contract will be required to be signed in agreement of this.
**Please note that benefits are an agreement between you and your insurance company.  I cannot guarantee any insurance coverage or reimbursement. If you have eligibility concerns or questions, you should contact your insurance provider directly.