At this time we are offering teletherapy appointments only for CA residents.
Lauren Reminger, LMFT is an out-of-network provider and does not accept insurance. Check with your insurance provider whether you have out-of-network benefits. Out-of-network fees are due at the time of service. I can provide an itemized receipt (superbill) to submit to your insurance company to help with some reimbursement. Insurance companies may be able to reimburse part of the fee.
A "superbill" is a type of receipt, or itemized invoice of services, that you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement under “out-of-network” benefits. Superbills are automatically provided on a monthly basis through AHM's secure client portal. The amount of reimbursement and the amount of any co-payments or deductible depends on the requirements of each specific insurance plan. Clients should be aware that insurance plans generally limit coverage to certain diagnosable mental health conditions. AHM clinicians are able to list such applicable conditions on superbills upon request. Clients are responsible for verifying and understanding the limits of their insurance coverage. AHM is happy to provide superbills to assist your efforts to seek insurance reimbursement, we are unable to guarantee whether your insurance will provide payment for the services provided.
At AHM, we believe all clients should be empowered to choose the mental health treatment they want and need in a timely manner, regardless of insurance's restrictions and limitations. Insurance companies may not always be primarily focused on providing the highest quality care possible, which is something we strive for at AHM. There are several reasons why accepting insurance can present issues in therapy. Insurance carriers require otherwise confidential information and diagnosis in order to pay for claims. Meaning that an individual could carry a diagnosis (which not everyone is comfortable with) or may be denied or given limited therapy services by the carrier despite the need. Insurance carriers also require additional documentation and time consuming elements. Instead, our clinicians utilize the time saved to work toward successful therapy outcomes. This results in more time spent in session with clients and expanding practitioner education through ongoing training. We believe our clinicians can provide the best quality care when the added complications and confidentiality concerns that come with insurance billing are diminished by eliminating this barrier to care entirely.
The rate of service is $200 per 50 minutes. There is limited availability for sliding scale to those that apply.
AHM attempts to offer competitive rates and work with clients experiencing financial hardship, so please contact us directly for current options. AHM does not accept insurance or third party reimbursement as a form of payment. Payment is due upon time of session and acceptable forms of payment include: cash, check, credit/debit card, health spending/flex spending account.
Our pricing is formulated considering affordable pricing for consumers balanced with compensation and benefits packages to employees that reflect their hard work and contributions. By investing in our employees and contributing to their life and work satisfaction, they are able to offer the highest level of client service and satisfaction while preventing burnout -- something exceedingly common in the field of mental health.
Initially we will speak over the phone for a complimentary 15-minute consultation, or you can book online directly through our client portal to be seen for an initial session. Same day appointments may be available. The client will fill out paperwork online in the client portal unless accommodations are requested. The first couple of sessions will be spent getting to know you and what you are seeking from therapy. Following these sessions, we will provide options of potentially optimal therapeutic styles you may benefit from (like EMDR, CBT, or many more) to create a collaborative and individualized plan for treatment. We will work in this style or a variety of styles until goals are satisfactorily achieved, and we will be available to you for additional sessions or a "tune-up", if needed at a later time once treatment is complete. For more details check out our What To Expect page.
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