Fees and Insurance

  • The Westwood Group’s therapy fees
  • 45 min. Initial Evaluation session – $150
  • 45 min. Individual Therapy session for adults – $110
  • 45 min. Individual Therapy session for children and adolescents – $120
  • 45 min. Family or Marital Therapy session – $120

Using health insurance to cover fees

If you would like to use your health insurance, you need to call the number on your insurance ID card and fill in the Insurance Benefits Form (part of the packet available for download) before your first session and bring it with you. This form will instruct you to confirm that your therapist is covered by your insurance plan and to obtain pre-authorization of services, if necessary. It will also help you determine if there is an annual deductible amount to be met before coverage starts each year, and if you need to pay a copayment (which is a fixed amount due at each session) or coinsurance (which is an amount based on a certain percentage of the allowable charge for each session).

Non-covered services

Services not covered by health insurance include sessions exceeding 50 minutes, court testimony, letter- and report-writing, phone calls lasting more than five minutes, co-parenting, collaborative, parenting coordination and authorized contact with other professionals, including attorneys, teachers, physicians, and therapists. These services will be discussed with the client in advance, and are usually prorated on the time involved, based on an hourly rate set by your therapist.

Evaluation and testing

The cost of psychological evaluation/testing varies with the tests administered and will be explained by the examiner prior to testing.

Payment of fees

Payment of your portion of the fees is due at the time of service. This may be made in the form of check, cash, or credit card.

There is a $75 charge for missed appointments or appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance. This notice is needed to reschedule the appointment time with another client. This charge is not covered by insurance policies.

Additional fees

There is a $35 charge for all returned checks.

A service fee of up to 10% per month will be added to any bill that is 90 days past due. If referral to a collection agency is necessary, an additional charge of up to 50% of the balance will be added to cover the cost of collection and any court costs.

Highlights

  • Please give us 24-hour notice if you need to cancel an appointment.
  • Copayments are expected at each session unless you work out other arrangements with your therapist.