Complimentary Phone Consultation
Prior to a first appointment, interested clients may contact me for a free 15 minute phone consultation. During this consultation, we can briefly discuss your concerns and answer any questions you have. This consultation will help to determine whether I am a good match for what you are looking for. I will also ask you some questions to make sure I have the appropriate experience and resources to meet your needs.
I accept HMSA (PPO, HMO, Federal, Quest), UHA, HMAA, and Tricare. These health insurance companies will generally reimburse for treatment provided by a licensed psychologist. Depending on your insurance provider, you may pay a copay for each session. You are responsible for determining what insurance benefits you receive. Any insurance information discussed during the consultation or in session is done as a courtesy and does not guarantee coverage. Questions to ask your insurance provider:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
Is there an annual limit to the number of therapy sessions covered by insurance?
What will be my copay with an in-network and out-of-network psychologist?
FEES AND PAYMENT
My fee is based on the usual and customary rates for psychologist in Hawaii. Payment is made at the time of session by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or check. You will not be charged for a cancelled session if you call at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. Otherwise, a late cancellation fee will be applied. An advance cancellation allows me to offer the appointment to another individual or couple in need of care. Thank you for your understanding.
GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE NOTICE FOR SERVICES
(For clients who are uninsured or self-pay)
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.