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Services & Fees

I believe in community care, and it is important to me to make my services as accessible as possible to my community. For this reason I offer a limited number of sliding scale fee spots for clients who have difficulty affording my full fee. I can work with clients to find a fee that is financially accessible depending on the availability of reduced fee spots in my caseload. The sliding scale fee for individual and family sessions starts at $50 per session.

In order to make this practice sustainable, I am now also offering a Community Care & Redistribution Fee where folks who can afford to pay more than my full fee can subsidize therapy for other community members who would not be able to afford my services otherwise. A majority of my clients identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, queer, trans, gender expansive, or an intersection of these marginalized identities, and these are the community members you would be supporting.

Please let me know if you would like to set a Community Care & Redistribution fee with me—this fee can be modified in the future per your request if your life circumstances change. I am currently accepting Community Care & Redistribution fees up to $300 per session.

If you cannot afford my full fee, please ask about my Discounted Sliding Scale Fee slots. Be aware that there is currently a waitlist for these slots. Reach out if you'd like to get on the waitlist. 

Initial Consultation, 15 minutes

Free

Individual Therapy, 50 minutes
Full Fee

$135

Couple's or Family Therapy, 50 minutes
Full Fee

$160

Individual Therapy, 80 minutes
Full Fee

$200

Family/Couple's Therapy, 80 minutes
Full Fee 

$250

Sliding Scale Fee
Limited spots available

Starting at $50

Community Care & Redistribution Fee
Subsidize therapy for someone else

Up to $300 per session

Do I take insurance?

I do not accept insurance at this time, but if you have Out Of Network (OON) benefits through your insurer I can help you get reimbursed. I work with a platform named Thrizer, which can help you access OON benefits. Thrizer will automatically submit a claim after every session, and once your deductible is met you can expect a reimbursement of 50-80% for every appointment; reimbursements are deposited directly into your bank account. Thrizer will work with you to help you understand your benefits and what to expect. For more information, you can visit https://www.thrizer.com/.
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Need more help affording therapy?

If you belong to a historically marginalized community, you may want to look into mental health funds that offer therapy vouchers and can often offset the cost of therapy. Even if they are not currently receiving applications, I recommend noting when their application cycles will reopen. Please follow the links below to learn more. 

A Therapist Like Me

Uniquely diverse clients from historically marginalized communities unable to access therapy because of financial barriers may apply for psychotherapy vouchers with current, A Therapist Like Me Psychotherapy Voucher members. https://www.atherapistlikeme.org/vouchers

Black Mental Health Fund

This fund is open to all Black adult (18+) applicants living in the 50 states/DC in the so-called "United States" that are in need of financial support for mental health therapy.
https://mentalhealthliberation.org/black-mental-health-fund-easy-activism/

BIPOC Therapy Fund

This fund is open to all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color adult (18+) applicants living in the 50 states/DC in the"United States" that are in need of financial support for mental health therapy.
https://mentalhealthliberation.org/bipoc-therapy-fund/

The Mental Health Fund (MHF)
for Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous and People of Color (QTBIPOC)

The Mental Health Fund provides financial support for up to 8 sessions with a psychotherapist. Applicants can request up to $100 per session. 
https://nqttcn.com/en/mental-health-fund/

Loveland Therapy Fund

Provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.
https://thelovelandfoundation.org/therapy-fund/

Lotus Therapy Fund

Lotus Therapy Fund provides 8 sessions of free therapy to individuals in need, matching them with an Asian therapist with availability to see new patients. 
https://www.asianmhc.org/lotus-therapy-fund/

Offering in person appointments in Asheville, NC
& telehealth throughout North Carolina

Important things to know
about telehealth

Telehealth is a convenient way to access therapeutic services without coming into an office to meet with me in person. Because therapy happens online, via a secure, HIPPA compliant platform, I am able to work with individuals all over the state of North Carolina. Telehealth requires access to a smart phone, tablet, computer, or other device with a stable and reliable internet connection. Cellular service is often not reliable and not ideal for telehealth sessions.

 

Telehealth is not appropriate for everyone. Together we can determine if telehealth would be a good fit for you during our initial consultation. 

The cost of telehealth services is the same as the cost of in-person sessions; please refer to the Services & Fees section above for my most up to date fees. If you plan on submitting a superbill to your health insurance provider for reimbursement, please check in directly with your insurer prior to beginning telehealth to determine whether telehealth sessions are reimbursable in part or in full.

While telehealth is convenient, it is important to know that it is not appropriate to participate in a telehealth session while driving, engaging in other activities, or from public locations. Telehealth works best when you have​ a safe, private space without distractions from which you can connect consistently.

Taking the first step

What should I expect during an initial consultation?

The initial consultation is an opportunity to meet and see if we would be a good match. You will get to know a bit about me, and learn about my approach to therapy. You will also have the opportunity to ask me questions about the way I work, and what you can expect if you choose me as your therapist. This will not be a space to begin deep, therapeutic work, but rather a chance for us to get a feel for each other. 

Forest Stream

Good Faith Estimates

The No Surprises Act

Effective January 1, 2022, health care providers need to provide clients who are not using insurance an estimate of cost they can reasonably expect to pay for the care and services that will be provided.  The Good Faith Estimate (GFE) is the expected cost of any non-emergency items or services, and does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You may accrue additional charges if complications or exceptional circumstances occur. The final cost of services may be higher. If you receive a bill at least $400 more than your GFE, you may dispute or appeal the bill.

You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the GFE. You may ask them to update the bill to match the GFE, negotiate the bill, or ask if financial assistance is available. 

 

You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about four months) of the date on the original bill. 

 

There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this GFE. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount. 

 

The Good Faith Estimate is not a contract, which means you are not required to obtain the items or services listed in the Good Faith Estimate.

To learn more about disputes and get a form to start the process, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises  or call 1-800-985-3059.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises  or call 1-800-985-3059.

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