Tel: 301-806-6948  Fax: 240-390-2400  fdarya@clinicalcounselors.net


SCHEDULING

I schedule 45-minute sessions with clients usually once per week at a time we agree on. If you arrive late for an appointment, we will only be able to meet for the remaining time of our scheduled 45 minutes. Sometimes I will meet more or less than once per week if that is consistent with a treatment plan we both agree to. If you ever need to cancel a scheduled therapy session, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not cancel a scheduled appointment with at least 24 hours notice or if you fail to attend a scheduled session, you will be expected to pay the full fee for that session, unless we both agree that you were unable to attend due to circumstances beyond your control. Insurance companies will not reimburse for canceled or missed appointments so you will be fully responsible for the charges for such sessions.

FEES

My fee is $150 for each 45-minute session ($200 per hour). Extended sessions and other services will be charged in 15-minute increments ($50). Other services include report writing, telephone conversations lasting longer than 15 minutes, attendance at meetings or consultations with other professionals you have authorized, preparation of records or treatment summaries, and time spent performing any other professional service that you may request.

BILLING AND PAYMENTS

You are expected to pay the full fee at the time of service. Payments can be made by check, cash, or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover). Payment schedules for other professional services will be agreed to when they are requested. If you make a payment by check and your check does not clear due to insufficient funds or any other reason, you will be expected to pay in full for any related bank fees that I am charged as a result.

INSURANCE AND THIRD PARTY PAYMENTS

I am a participating provider with Maryland Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. I will submit claims for you. It is a good idea to call your insurance company and check on the exact behavioral health benefits that are covered by your plan. Please bring your insurance card to your first session. If your plan requires a co-pay, you may pay cash, check, or by credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover). If you have another insurance provider, a monthly statement will be provided to you that can be submitted to the insurance company for reimbursement. At your request, I will provide relevant clinical information to the insurance company for reimbursement purposes. You should be aware that most insurance companies require a clinical diagnosis, and some require additional clinical information that becomes part of their record. I assume no responsibility for the continuing confidentiality of the information once it is released to the insurance company.