Frequently Asked Questions
How much do therapy sessions cost?
Therapy sessions are 45 minutes long and are $225.00. Initial intake sessions (60 minutes) are billed at $300.00. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, or debit/credit card. I can also accept your HSA or Flexible Spending Cards. For questions about my fees, please contact me directly through my online contact form. Please note that if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you must do so with 24 hours notice or you will be charged the full fee.
Do you accept my insurance?
I do not accept insurance, nor am I on any insurance panels. However, if you would like to access your “out of network” benefits, I can provide you with a Statement for Reimbursement form (also called a Superbill) for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
I have had many clients receive at least partial reimbursement for the cost of the sessions this way. However, in order to do this, I am required by insurance companies to give you a “Diagnosis Code” which will become part of your permanent medical record.
Please contact your insurance provider to make sure your policy includes out of network mental health providers and counseling services.
When are you available for sessions?
My practice is part-time and consistently full; at any given time I may have a 1-2 month waiting list. Please contact me to inquire about availability. I typically see clients on Thursday afternoon and evenings and have some Friday afternoon and Saturday day-time hours available. Summer hours vary; I have more daytime availability during the summer months and am able to offer more intensive options if you are needing to meet with a provider more than once a week.
How can I set up an appointment?
Please email me directly at DrIvyRuths@DrIvyRuths.com or use my online contact form to set up an appointment. I am not always able to answer my phone if I am in session or simply away from the phone. The most effective way to reach me is via email.