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Advantages of Paying Privately

copyright Angela Taormino licensed to Geoffrey Steinberg, Psy.D.

Paying “out of pocket” may seem costlier than using your insurance to cover the cost of psychotherapy. However, you may find that paying privately provides you certain advantages:

INCREASED PRIVACY

Your personal information, including psychiatric diagnosis, is not shared with your insurance company, is not transmitted over the internet, and is not stored in a database.

START QUICKLY

You may find a therapist quickly and start treatment at the time you choose.

FOCUS STAYS ON YOU

Your therapist’s attention will be devoted to understanding you and helping you work through your problems. There will be no distraction by submitting claim forms to your insurance company or negotiating to authorize additional sessions.

YOU DECIDE HOW LONG TO STAY

The length of your treatment is determined mutually by you and your therapist. No third party will set limits on the length of time you may continue therapy.

To arrange an initial consultation for psychotherapy, see Getting Started.

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