I do not accept insurance. Using your medical insurance to cover the cost of counseling is a decision to weigh carefully. In order to submit claims for insurance reimbursement, I must disclose otherwise confidential information to a third-party payer and I am no longer able to ensure that your personal information will remain private. Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis in order to authorize payment, which then becomes a part of your permanent medical record and may affect future job eligibility or background checks. Not everyone who comes to me for counseling has an impairment of the chronic or severity to warrant a diagnosis of this type, and it would be both unethical and unfair to so label my clients.
If you choose to pursue reimbursement from your carrier, I will happily prepare a medical receipt for purposes of reimbursement from your insurance plan.