I promise transparency! My biggest pet peeve with behavioral health providers is when they make general claims and promises on their websites but don’t tell you what you’re in for financially. I promise you that your time and money matters to me!
I use the Simple Practice Patient Portal for sending out general practice information; setting up appointments; submitting your claims; and processing your payments. The easiest way to handle payments whether you’re using insurance (BlueCross BlueShield/Carefirst) or paying out of pocket — is to select autopay on your Billing tab. If you are using insurance, you simply fill in your copayment after enrolling in autopay and entering your credit card information into Stripe. This is the only fee that will be charged the evening (possibly next day) each session.
You may also pay via PayPal to ADDvantage Counseling. I can text you the link at the beginning of each session or you can set up payments yourself.
Payment is required at the start of each session.
Why? As someone with ADHD (and as someone who doesn’t like to ask for money), I’m most comfortable taking care of “business” right away.
I understand that life happens and there will be times that you can’t make your appointment.
Please let me know ASAP if you can’t make your appointment for any reason. Although I strive to be accommodating to rescheduling requests, I can’t guarantee that I’ll have same day openings. You can cancel one session free of charge, but afterward, you’ll be charged the full rate for future missed appointments. There’s no additional charge for appointments I’m able to swap.
Are you ready to ADD more to your life?
Traditional Counseling Services: Fee is $175 per session (out of pocket) or your copayment if using BCBS/Carefirst. $100 if active duty servicemember or veteran.
ADHD Counseling: We’ll address your feelings about having ADHD; what that means; what the benefits are (trust me there are many); what accommodations you might need (in your relationships, in school, and on the job), how to employ positive coping techniques; and what other resources you might need.
Wellness Counseling Services: This includes an exploration of what mental health and wellness means and what managing it looks like. Does a diagnosis matter? What are accommodations and how do I know if I need any? We’ll also look at stigmatization and educating others, self-advocacy, coping strategies, and crisis and wellness planning. This is helpful for general or social anxiety, depression, or any other other issue you’re struggling with and want support with.
Work-Life Balance Counseling Services: We’ll explore how you can juggle work and maintain a fun-filled and meaningful social life; how to emotionally prepare for and handle job-related transitions. In my experience, whatever is troubling you in your personal life – impacts your work-life. If this is the case then I bill your insurance (you cover copay) or I charge the out-of-pocket fee of $175 ($100 if active duty service member or veteran)
Career Counseling/Coaching Services: $150 per service/session (out-of-pocket only) if you are seeking career related services such as:
- Resume creation and design or editing.
- Creation or editing of social media platforms i.e. LinkedIn and Facebook.
- Skills and interest(s) assessment(s).
- Interview preparation, mock interviewing, attire review, etc.