Fees are discussed during the first session. Payment of fees is expected at the time of service. Fees are the responsibility of the client.
Marriage and Divorce counseling are NOT considered psychiatric illness and are not covered by many insurance companies.
Clients are encouraged to check with their insurers. As a policy, I do not accept insurance for marriage and divorce counseling. I believe that by utilizing insurance, the client is compromising confidentiality and I cannot guarantee confidentiality when a third party is involved. It is therefore my policy to keep my fees lower so that clients will not need to utilize a third party payer.
Many clients do have insurance plans. These plans are a contract between the company and the client. Clients are given a receipt for services at the end of each session that can be turned into the insurance company. This does not guarantee that your insurance company will cover these services.
Fees are an important issue. Clients are encouraged to discuss their concerns.
Please feel free to contact the office with any questions or for more information.
Janet M. Herman Ed.S., LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
4476 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226