KATHERINE SANDIFER mA, lMHC Counselor & Psychotherapist
Counseling and Psychotherapy
I have found that regular appointment times usually work best for both my clients and for myself. I recommend seeing clients once a week as this provides for continuity and consistency, especially in the initial sessions. For reasons particular to them, some clients may wish to be seen more often, and others less often. I see clients for short, medium, and long term counseling. Clients are usually very aware of what they need and want regarding when to terminate counseling.
- The fee varies depending on the length of the session. (100-150 dollars) - Sessions are usually 55-60 minutes in length for individuals, and 80-85 minutes for couples (individuals may also be seen for 80-85 minutes at times). - Longer sessions are prorated. - Payment is made at the time of the session. -More detailed information may be obtained by contacting me. - I welcome calls about my fees.
I do involve myself in submitting claims for insurance reimbursement. This in no way prevents clients who are insured for "out of network" providers from submitting claims on their own behalf, with the billing receipt that I provide in such situations.
Health insurance plans which:
a) cover outpatient counseling with properly licensed mental health practitioners,
b) give clients the option of choosing their "provider", free and clear, without restrictions (called "out of network providers"),
c) are based in this state,
often accept claims for reimbursement of counseling sessions with me (subject to their deductibles and any caps of course).
They usually require minimal information from counselors about clients prior to reimbursement of a claim (such as a valid diagnosis by the counselor, along with the dates, and types of service).
If you want to use your insurance:
It is important to be fully informed about your insurance, this often requires persistence, time and patience. Be sure to verify your coverage ahead of time. I can often be of help to those interested in counseling with me, who feel confused by their insurance, by pointing to clear questions to ask their insurer.
I am not a Medicare or Medicaid provider.
- 2429 University Blvd W.
- Suite 2
- Jacksonville, FL 32217
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