Yes, I exclusively offer online (telehealth) therapy sessions. This is done through a private, safe, and secure online platform, which is HIPAA-compliant. In addition, I ensure I'm in a private and confidential location to provide you with privacy. However, I cannot guarantee confidentiality from your location and it will be up to you to ensure you are in a private location.
Exceptions to confidentiality:
Online (telehealth) therapy is shown to be as effective as face-to-face counseling sessions (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5723163/ ). Here are a few other advantages:
While online therapy does have its advantages, there are some disadvantages such as:
How long you continue in therapy depends on a lot of different factors.
I require all new clients start with weekly sessions to give you time to become comfortable with the me and to begin processing through your issues. The frequency of sessions are often reduced to biweekly, then monthly once you begin seeing progress.
Yes, I do accept insurance on a limited basis for Florida clients only through a partnership with Headway. Unfortunately, I am unable to accept insurance for those who reside in New Mexico or Massachusetts. Please check your insurance for out-of-network benefits. I can provided you with a superbill to request reimbursement.
The following commercial plans are currently accepted:
Note that Medicaid and Medicare plans are not accepted.
If using insurance benefits, please note that you will be required to register with Headway. They will be responsible for processing your insurance claims, collecting copays and deductibles. You will be required to have a card on file with Headway for this reason, as well as a card on file with our office for no show and late cancellation fees.
If you are not covered by any of these plans or reside in New Mexico or Massachusetts, you may still be able to use out of network benefits to get reimbursed for any out-of-pocket costs.
With this option: You pay me for the scheduled sessions, and monthly I provide you with a receipt called a superbill, which you can then submit to your insurance company. If you have mental health benefits and do not have a deductible, the insurance company will send a check to you directly for reimbursement once the claim is accepted. Please be aware that I do not have any control over your insurance company, whether they accept or decline your claim, nor the reimbursement amount.
Using in- and out-of-network benefits will require a diagnosis by your insurance company. Not all diagnoses are covered and even those that should be covered may not be. They have the right to decide your diagnosis is not covered at any time. In addition, your insurance company may not reimburse for telehealth sessions. Please check your policy coverage with your insurance company prior to seeking reimbursement.
NOTE: Superbills are provided upon request only.
Another payment option: Use a Health Saving Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), which allows you to use pre-taxed money.
Please be aware a debit/credit card is required to be on file to schedule a session and payment is due at the time of service.
If you plan to use your in-network or out-of-network benefits for reimbursement, it is important to be proactive and contact your insurance company prior to seeking counseling so you understand what is or is not covered so there will not be any surprises.
What questions should I ask my insurance company about my mental health benefits?
Your insurance company may need a billing code when you call.
In most instances this is 90791 for the initial intake session with a 95 modifier and continuing sessions are either 90834 or 90837 with a 95 modifier.
90834 is used for individual therapy sessions that are 45-52 minutes in duration and the 95 modifier indicates the session was a telehealth session. If your session exceeds 52 minutes, a code of 90837 will be used with the same modifier.
Not everyone wants to or can use their insurance for mental health counseling sessions. There are many reasons for this:
The solution for many is to waive their use of their insurance benefits for mental health care and pay for sessions privately. Please note: For informational purposes only. Your decision to use or to not use your out-of-network insurance benefits is a personal decision. Only you can decide which is best for you based on your own needs and experiences.
I have very limited reduced fee spots available, so they may not always be available.
At this time all reduced fee spots are currently full.
I don't want to add more stress or anxiety onto those who are already experiencing anxiety in their lives, so the truth is that I may not be the best option for everyone. Therapy is an investment in you, but that does not need to be accomplished with me as your therapist. Please let me know if you need help finding a referral for a therapist who fits with what you are able to afford.
Yes! You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.
If you have any other questions not answered here, please send me a message with your question(s).
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A Mindful Walk Counseling, LLC provides online therapy to adults to overcome anxiety symptoms, identity, and life adjustment challenges in order to lead a fulfilling, confident life.
Our mission is to give everyone a safe and inclusive place to receive the mental health support needed.
Exclusive online therapy in:
Florida (Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC #MH18191): Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Miramar-Pembroke Pines, and the surrounding areas.
New Mexico (Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPCC #CTB-2023-0507): Alburquerque, Los Alamos, and the surrounding areas.
Massachusetts (Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC #LMHC10000930): Boston, Springfield, Worcester, and the surrounding areas.
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