Insurances & Finances

Individual Therapy (50 Minutes) : $170

 

Thanksgiving Support Group (3 Sessions) $200

Recovery Coaching / Individual Meal Support: $75

                                                                                   

 

What are your fees?

             

                                                                                    

 

Do you offer a sliding scale? 

 

We are committed to making therapy accessible to as many people as possible.   Each therapist has reserved a number of reduced fee spots. Typically, these spots are used by current clients who have committed to therapy and have found themselves facing a financial hardship at some point while working with us. Occasionally, we have a reduced fee spot open up and are able to offer it to a new client. Due to the limited number of sliding scale spots, we are only able to offer a reduced fee to those with a true financial need or extenuating circumstance. 

Do you accept insurance? 

 

While we do not accept insurance directly, you may be able to use your Out Of Network benefits to offset the cost of individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. 

 

Using your Out Of Network benefits is a fairly simple process: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                             
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why don’t you take insurance directly? 

 

We value your right to make your own decisions about your healthcare. When you see an in-network provider, health insurance companies will often dictate how many sessions you can attend, what diagnoses qualify for coverage, and even what clinical techniques your therapist should use. Not being in network with insurance allows you and I to work together to make a treatment plan that is right for you, not one dictated by an insurance company. 

 

Additionally, we prefer to focus 100% on providing quality therapy to the people we work with. In-network providers are often asked to spend hours on the phone pursuing billing issues and providing clinical information about your treatment. Not working directly with insurance allows us more time outside of therapy sessions to attend conferences, teach classes, and stay abreast of the latest research so that we can be the best possible help to our clients. 

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Before your first appointment, you may want to call your insurance company to find out whether you have Out of Network benefits for outpatient behavioral health/mental health. Some additional questions to ask might be: 

  1. Do you have a deductible you need to meet before you can use your out of network benefits? Keep in mind that you may need to pay out of pocket for any medical service you receive until your deductible is met, regardless of whether the provider is in network or out of network. 

  2. What is the procedure for submitting invoices (commonly called "Superbills")? What address or fax number do you send them to? 

  3. How much (or what percentage) will you get back? 

  4. Let them know that we use service code 90834 for individual therapy and 90853 for group therapy. 

Covid-19 Policies

We are currently offering both in-person and online appointments to accommodate the varied needs of those we serve.  

We understand the importance of health policies that consider the physical and psychological health of our clients and our community. For this reason, we have developed policies and procedures in cooperation with local health departments, the American Psychological Association, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the likelihood of infection transmission within our offices.

Other Questions

Do you only work with people who have eating disorders? 

 

No. Although we do specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, we regularly work with women, teens, and young adults who struggle with depression, self harm, relationship problems, anxiety, panic attacks, and many other issues. 

 

Many people find that our warm, welcoming atmosphere is one that puts them at ease and facilitates healing and change. Want to find out if you’d be a good fit for our practice? Reach out to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation. 


Do you only work with females? 

 

No. We welcome all genders. We are inclusive and LGBTQIA+ affirming. 

What is the process of getting an appointment and starting therapy? 

When you're ready to get started, you can send us a message  or give us a call at 845-505-1119. One of our awesome staff will be in touch with you within a few days by email or phone to schedule your first appointment and answer any questions you may have. 

 

If you want to talk to us on the phone before scheduling anything, you can book a 15 minute phone consultation  . During your phone consultation, we can discuss the concerns that are bringing you to therapy, help you decide if we are the right fit for you, answer any questions you have, match you to the best therapist for you. If you are ready to, we can also schedule your first appointment during the call.  

Next, you will receive an email with a link to fill out your intake paperwork online. We use a HIPAA-compliant, secure Electronic Health Records System called SimplePractice. You can create an account and fill out all of your paperwork in one easy step. There is nothing to print out or bring with you; everything is stored electronically where you can have access to it at any time. 

 

At your first appointment, you and your theapist will get to know each other. She will ask you some questions and talk with you about her recommendations. Together, you will discuss frequency of appointments, types of therapeutic techniques or modalities she will use, and other recommendations for services outside of therapy  such as seeing your doctor or joining a support group. If you're a parent bringing your child or teen for therapy, the therapist will also meet with you for part of the session to hear your concerns and share her recommendations.  From there, you and your therapist will schedule your next appointments. 

 

I hate talking on the phone...is there any other way to set up an appointment? 

Of course! Some people can’t stand talking on the phone or just can’t find a quiet place to talk. Don’t let this stop you! You can set up an appointment by emailing us at christinemknorr@gmail.com or by filling out our contact form here.  We are happy to answer any qestions you may have via email


 

What is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist? 

The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals provides training, support, and certification to medical professionals, registered dietitians, and therapists who demonstrate significant contributions and excellence in the field of eating disorder treatment. Their certification process is extensive and highly selective.