Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?

My clinic hours are Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Central Standard Time. (10 am – 3 pm EST; 7 am – 12 pm PST; 8 am – 1 pm MST).


Do I have to live in Milwaukee to work with you?

No!  I am licensed to see clients who reside anywhere in Wisconsin, Illinois, or New York states.  As long as you reside in one of those states, I am able to work with you as a psychologist.  Additionally, I have obtained authority to provide teletherapy in 30+ other states as part of PsyPact (APIT# 13324). For a list of participating states, please see this map, or check the list below.

I am not currently providing in-person visits in Milwaukee, so even if you are local our sessions will be provided via telehealth.


What is PsyPact?

PsyPact is an agreement among specific states that makes it easier to provide telepsychology across state lines. Please see the PSYPACT website for a list of states that are participating.


What is a mental health checkup?

This is a service similar in nature to an annual physical exam, with the focus being on your mental health. The checkup is more involved than the free 15-minute consultation and much less involved than a formal diagnostic intake. I will ask a series of questions across several domains (mood, stress, work/school, relationships, self-care, etc), and then offer my suggestions/recommendations. I will provide you with a written summary of my recommendations. If I recommend formal psychological services, please know that you are NOT required to see me for treatment. The mental health check is a stand-alone service and not billable to insurance. 


How much do you charge?

The out-of-pocket fee for an initial intake is $180. Subsequent therapy sessions are $120 (45-50 min) or $80 (30 min). I offer a free 15-minute consultation to answer questions and to see if we are a good fit before scheduling an initial intake appointment. The mental health checkup costs $35.

Please check with your insurance provider to see if I am considered in-network or out-of-network. Your fees will vary depending on your insurance plan and my network status.


What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept credit cards, debit cards, and HSA/FSA cards.


Do you accept insurance?

I am contracted with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna/Evernorth, Magellan, United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health/Optum, and UMR. Please verify coverage by contacting your insurance provider, as I’m not in-network with all plans. 

I may or may not be registered as an out-of-network provider with your particular plan. Please contact me if you need specific help with this.


What is a Good Faith Estimate?  What is the No Surprises Act?

The Good Faith Estimate provision of the No Surprises Act is designed to give clients an estimate of how much they’ll be charged for the healthcare services they’ll be receiving, prior to their appointment.  A Good Faith Estimate document must be provided to every new and continuing client who’s either uninsured or isn’t planning to submit a claim to their insurance for the services they’re seeking. 

You can ask your health care provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service or at any time during your treatment. If the cost of your service is $400 or more than what was outlined in your most recent Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information, please visit