Do you accept insurance?
Many insurance companies provide coverage for mental health services. If you are not covered by a private health insurance plan or employee assistance program, you may decide to pay for psychological services out-of-pocket.
Dr. Myers is considered an out of network provider; however, many plans do include coverage for out of network providers. Dr. Myers will submit claims to your insurer on your behalf.
To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:
What are my mental health benefits?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Will Dr. Myers prescribe medication?
No, Dr. Myers is a Psychologist and not a medical physician. Therefore, he does not prescribe medication or provide any medication recommendations. If we determine through the course of therapy that consultation with a Psychiatrist may be beneficial, he can provide you with a referral. Research has consistently demonstrated that medication alone is not as effective in alleviating mental health symptoms (i.e., depression, anxiety) as is a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between an individual and psychologist. Every Psychologist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called "Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want Dr. Myers to share information, but by law your he cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require Dr. Myers to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the Psychologist has reason to believe that the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
* If subpoenaed by a court of law.
Payment for services is expected at the time of service unless a previously agreed upon arrangement has been discussed. Check, Venmo and cash are acceptable forms of payment. It is important to maintain an open dialogue about any financial barriers to treatment. Dr. Myers may be willing to work on a sliding scale if necessary.
Beginning a course of psychotherapy requires both client and therapist to commit to regular sessions. Dr. Myers reserves a weekly time for which the client is responsible. If a client is unable to keep a given appointment without providing at least 24 hours notice, the policy is to charge for the missed session, unless we are able to reschedule the missed appointment.