Insurance / Rates

WAIT LIST UPDATE (as of 2/26/20)

Please be aware that we have had to temporarily closed the wait list for:

1) Those requesting evening (after 4pm) and weekend appointments

2) Those with Medical Assistance (like UPMC for You and Gateway)

The number of people on the wait list with the above requests has far surpassed our ability to meet the need. If you meet one or both of the above criteria, please check back in the future for updates that indicate we have re-opened the wait list.

Commercial Insurance

We accept Highmark, Aetna and UPMC commercial insurance plans. If you have a different insurer, you can contact your insurance company and ask if they will reimburse you for an out-of-network provider. If so, we can provide you with detailed receipts to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Please be aware that we do not participate in ‘single case agreements’ with out-of-network insurers, if they suggest this to you.

Medical Assistance

When you have a Medical Assistance (MA) Plan like UPMC for You or Gateway, the ‘mental health’ portion of your insurance changes depending on your county. We accept the MA mental health insurance that is provided in Allegheny County, which is called Community Care. Unfortunately, if you have MA and live in another county, we are most likely unable to serve you since we can’t accept MA mental health insurance from other counties (which is called Value) and we are unable to accept any out of pocket payments from clients with MA.

Also, if you have MA in Allegheny County as your secondary, and have a primary insurance we don’t accept (Cigna or United, for example), you can call your MA provider and ask if they will pay for our services as the primary insurer.

Private Pay

We offer the following out-of-pocket rates for those who don’t wish to use insurance.

  • Initial 10-minute phone consultation: Free of charge
  • 55-minute session: $140
  • 85-minute session (helpful for couples and family sessions): $210

Reduced Rate with our Associate Therapist

We also have on staff an Associate Therapist. She is highly experienced and skilled with OCD and Anxiety treatment, but does not yet have the license required to bill insurance. We offer therapy with our Associate Therapist at a reduced rate of $80 per 55-minute session and the wait is often significantly shorter than waiting for our Senior Therapists. You can learn more about Hannah here. And you can express your openness to working with our Associate Therapist when you complete our Request for Services.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel without providing at least 24 hours notice, we charge a half session fee ($70). This is due to our inability to fill cancelled sessions without this advanced notice.