FAQs

How long is each session?

Each session lasts approximately forty-five to fifty minutes which gives the therapist time to make notes in summarizing that session to be prepared for the next session.

How long will it take for me to get in and see a therapist?

That may depend on the combination of your availability, the therapist's schedule, and your insurance. Some therapists can see you within a week and other therapists may be able to see you within a few weeks. If the therapist's schedule is tight, it is recommended that you make at least two or three appointments when you make your first appointment.

How long does the psychological evaluation for ADHD/ADD/learning disabilities/memory loss take?

Typically, there is one initial interview in which the therapist gathers background information and there are five subsequent appointments where the actual testing and evaluation takes place. At the seventh appointment, Dr. Dielman or Doug Felt will review your testing results. He will also complete a written psychological evaluation report for you, your school, and/or your physician. Due to the time it takes to complete that report, there is an additional charge of $150 for that report, a charge that is not covered by insurance. This fee will need to be paid before a report can be sent.

Do I have to get a written report after a psychological evaluation?

The written report with the fee of $150 is optional. Everyone will receive their results verbally at the last session. However, if you would like a complete, detailed copy in writing to send to your physician, the school, or for your own records, you will need to pay the $150 report fee.

How many sessions do I need to help solve my problem?

Solutions to problems vary on the difficulty of your problem and your motivation and readiness to solve this problem. Many problems are resolved within six to eight sessions but some problems may take longer.

How much does a session cost?

The fee for the first session is $200 and each additional visit is $150. Testing charges vary but are no more than $175 per visit. Your insurance company may be used for some or even all of the cost. You may have a co-pay, coinsurance, or deductibles that need to be paid. It is advisable that you are aware of your insurance benefits before you begin counseling or testing.

There is an advantage to paying privately in that no diagnostic or treatment information is provided to any insurance company. If you utilize your insurance, your therapist may have to provide diagnostic or treatment information concerning your problem to the insurance company or your medical doctor. If you decide to pay privately, without using insurance, the fees will be no more than $200 for the first session and each additional visit is $150.

What insurance companies do you accept?

We take BCBS, Anthem, Frontpath, Medical Mutual, Paramount, United Heathcare, and Cigna. If you do not have any of these carriers please call to see if we take your current provider.

What is your cancellation policy?

We do require a 24 hour notice if you are unable to keep your appointment. If you do not call to cancel your appointment within this time frame, you will be charged a no show fee of $130.