Before getting started with therapy, we offer a free phone consultation to get you acquainted with my approach. We will briefly discuss your history and what you are looking for in therapy. Then we will schedule the first appointment and you will be asked to fill out new patient paperwork online.
The First Session
Your first therapy is a bit different from our follow-up sessions. Typically our goal is to obtain a thorough background and history, and to discuss goals for treatment. At the end of the session, we will provide you with impressions and recommendations for therapy.
Although each follow-up session will differ, our mission is to support change. We will discuss your symptoms, current stressors, relationship issues, etc. But we will also be introducing a variety of strategies for more effective coping.
The fee for an individual or couples therapy session is $200 per session. We do not charge more for first time appointments.
We accept all major credit cards, HSA/FSA cards, checks, and cash.
Dr. V is currently in-network with Medicare, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Geisinger, United/Optum/UMR and Aetna. In addition, Dr. V and Melanie are both part of the Lyra Health EAP network. Melanie is considered an "out of network provider"with most other insurance plans.
When considered "out of network," many companies will cover a portion of therapy fees if you provide them with a receipt of your services. We encourage you to call your insurance and talk with them about their reimbursement policy for an "out of network mental health provider" to find out how much they can cover.