(Samantha Appreciates your patience as she is updating the website – please be aware some things may not appear or work as they should and she is working on it)
250$ per session (50+ minutes per session) either in person or telehealth / video conference session payable at the time of service. – We do accept insurance, and have sliding scale fee for cash pay if not using benefits – see below for more detail. We can discuss financial need during the consultation call or feel free to message me with any questions.
We offer 20-30 minute complimentary phone or video consultation to discuss concerns, and if we feel we are a good fit we can move forward with services or discuss a referral out.
Do you accept Health Insurance?
Yes, however Peace in Colorful Dynamics is going to begin leaving panels starting in 2024 and switching to private pay and accepting Out Of Network, – This will be a lengthy process and Samantha will be starting with the smaller insurance panels first – State and Blue Cross / UHC / UMR will continue to be accepted throughout 2024 into 2025 due to contractual obligations.
We currently accept:
- Anthem / BlueCross Blue Shield
- Medicaid: State. BadgerCare / Forward Health
We are no longer accepting EAP referrals, we apologize for this inconvenience. We do not accept Medicare- Despite State allowing LPC acceptance of both medicare and medicaid in 2024 Samantha is choosing not to opt in- We apologize for this inconvenience.
Samantha is not paneled with all insurance companies, there fore if your plan has a secondary insurance attached , Samantha may be considered “out of network” – please contact your insurance to ask about “OON- Out of Network benefits” for coverage for sessions, as they will only talk to the client and not the provider.
Forms of Payment accepted
We accept cash, credit, Stripe or Paypal for your copay/coinsurance charge. We will send you electronic paperwork to add your insurance and card information at the time of the phone consultation if deciding to move forward with services at that time. A card is required to be on file and paperwork must be filled out prior to the first intake session.
Fee is due at the time of session. Please note your Copay if you have one is due at time of services. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Therefore, you will be required to pay for therapy out of pocket, depending on your benefits. Please know that your rate will be based on what your insurance companies reimburse, which I have no control over.
Why would I not use my insurance benefits?
For more information on choosing not to use insurance click here. Using your insurance is a personal choice however it can be confusing to understand and navigate. When using insurance for therapy, I am required to provide a diagnosis to the insurance company for reimbursement of services. Not everyone is comfortable with this option. Keep in mind if you choose to “opt out” of insurance first we must verify your insurance allows it and know that the fee will not go toward your deductible and can not be refunded at a later time if choosing to “opt in”.
If I do not have insurance, or choose not to use it, do you accept cash payment?
Yes, Many choose to have a flat rate discounted cash fee of 100$ per 50 minute session if not using insurance benefits, Payable at the time of service. I currently accept cash, credit card, HSA card/check, or Pay Pal. With proof of financial need we can discuss a lower rate.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please let me know at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend your scheduled time. There is a nominal charge of $50 for late cancelled appointments and no-shows, however please be aware multiple late cancels/no-shows may end in termination of services.
Will be assessed a $25 NSF (non-sufficient funds) check fee.
Questions To Ask Your Insurance Provider Before Your First Session:
- Does my plan have out-of-network benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? How much is it? Have I met any portion of my deductible with other medical expenses this year?
- What is the cost or % of each session? (usually referred to as “co-insurance” payment)
- Is there a limit for the number of “outpatient” mental health or psychotherapy sessions I am entitled to for the benefit year?
- Does my plan require “pre-authorization” or a referral from a Medical Doctor (MD) or Primary Care Physician?
- What amount or % of the psychotherapy fee will be reimbursed?
- We will also work with you if we are not an “in-network” provider. For insurances we are not credentialed with, my services are considered “out-of-network” benefits and may ask for a “superbill”
Use this script when calling: Hello [insert insurance company] agency worker, my name is [state your name]. I am currently engaging in counseling services in the state of Wisconsin, and would like to verify that my plan allows telehealth or video counseling. The billing codes 90834 or 90837 will be used – and my therapist has set up a secure video platform to see me. If they confirm that they allow this type of session, please ask for what is called a “Modifier” – usually a 2-digit code like: GT or 96. As we move forward this platform (video counseling) is available to nearly everyone who is working with me, and I am confident that it is only temporary, although it can be a valuable tool for us to connect we work through your unique struggles. If you have questions, please make sure to reach out and ask via email.