When you pay for therapy yourself, there are a few very important benefits: No Mental Health Diagnosis goes on your medical record. When using insurance, a mental health diagnosis is required to be recorded in your medical record which may concern patients with certain sensitive jobs, or those buying life insurance or seeking other medical
Absolutely, and we think that it is very important to maximize that benefit. An HSA is a special tax-free account that can be used to pay for medical or health services. Usually you will have a debit card linked that this account, and we will gladly accept an HSA card.
GET INFORMED! Here’s an important thing everyone with insurance needs to understand: Insurance companies use some “creative” ways to determine the basis of what they’ll cover. It’s not just that your plan says it’ll cover, say, 80% of the cost of psychotherapy — it’s 80% of what they say psychotherapy costs. That’s an important number. (They get crafty
Not often. Here’s why: our philosophy is that psychotherapy is an investment in your future, like buying real estate or saving money in a 401K. Just like those forms of investment, therapy can yield a great return on investment, so our associates charge accordingly. With that said, we realize that not everyone can afford to
Generally, we accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards. We encourage people to utilize Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flex Savings Accounts (FSA) as well. Due to legal and ethical requirements, patients are not allowed to carry account balances as doing so can muddy the waters of clinical work. This means that full payment is due
Your insurance plan may have out-of-network benefits. If it does, you may be able to work with our associates using it. Here’s how it works: You pay us directly and we provide you with a monthly statement of services (called a superbill). Then, you submit it to your insurance company if you decide to seek
Ascend has decided to accept one insurance directly--Blue Cross/Blue Shield. We’re a private practice that seeks to offer high quality, individualized attention to each client and are firmly committed to each person’s privacy and confidentiality. We cannot meet those goals being in-network with the majority of insurance companies. We went into this field to help