When a mental health clinician files a claim with your insurance company, the insurance company requires a diagnosis. This immediately limits your right to confidentiality. Insurance companies can request case notes, assessments and verbal communication with the clinician in order to approve a claim. Once this information is in your file, it follows you throughout your time as a member of this particular insurance company.
Being an in network provider with an insurance company also limits my ability to offer a sliding scale. I cannot offer my clients a rate lower than the rate at which the insurance company reimburses me.
For these reasons, I am better able to serve you by remaining an out of network provider. If you would like to use your insurance, I’m happy to provide you with the information you need (usually a bill with my provider #) to be reimbursed for out of network benefits.