I do not contract with any insurance companies. Because most of my services - marriage and couples counseling and
coaching - are not based on treating a diagnosed mental disorder, insurance is not applicable. Remember that health insurance
only covers empirically supported treatments for diagnosed mental disorders.
Even for individual counseling, where a diagnosis may be appropriate, I do not bill insurance. If a client wishes
to submit a receipt for insurance reimbursement, I will provide one with the appropriate diagnosis and treatment codes.
I find, though, that many clients prefer the privacy of having life's problems addressed without a permanent change to
their health care records.
is funded through the federal government, and at present the law funding Medicare does not permit Licensed Mental Health
Counselors or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (my two professional licenses) to bill Medicare for services.
If you are seeking mental health services and have Medicare coverage, you will need to seek services from a psychiatrist
(DO or MD), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), licensed clinical psychologist, or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Each time the funding bill comes up for renewal, LMHCs and LMFTs lobby Congress to include our professions
in the funding bill. However, at this time, we are still not able to serve Medicare clients.
Special Information for Post-9/11 Veterans, Military personnel and their families:
I am an approved provider for individual, couple and family counseling via
scholarships for post-9/11 veterans, military personnel and family through the Camaraderie Foundation's
program. You can learn about Camaraderie, and about applying for the scholarship for free counseling, at their