Dr. Shachar's Rates
$145 - 30 minutes, follow-up contact (phone, virtual, office)
$215 - 45 minutes, individual follow-up
$255 - 60 minutes, individuals (first session and follow-up), couples follow-up sessions
$395 - 90 minutes Couples/family sessions
Multiple contact hours, 2 or more, are billed at hourly rate of $255
MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS & DEPENDENTS
A discounted rate is offered to active and retired military/reserve personnel, police and fire fighters:
$110 - 45 minutes
$205 - 60 minutes
$330 - 90 minutes
I do not accept insurance including Medicare (see below). However, I you wish to file claims with your insurance for Out of Network Benefits, the payment platform IvyPay will give you a statement with all the necessary information.
Please note: Many insurance plans do not cover marriage or couples therapy, however, most allow for an insured individual with an appropriate Mental Health diagnosis to be seen for therapy with a family member.
Clients pay in full for each session directly via IvyPay, which is a secure, HIPAA-compliant text-mobile app. Payment in advance is required for the first session only.
If you choose to file insurance claims, confirm your Out of Network Benefits by asking your insurance provider the following questions:
- What are my mental health services benefits?
- What is my reimbursement amount for counseling with a PhD (doctoral level) Licensed Psychologist? (Most In-Network therapists are Masters level, not Doctorate level, and the rates of reimbursement may be different.)
- Is there a limit to the number of therapy sessions my plan covers?
- What is the deductible for my Out-Of-Network benefits ? What will I be reimbursed once the deductible is met?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician before I can use my OON benefits to see a mental health services provider?
If you are a recipient of Medicare, or expect to become age 65 while under my care, it is important that you carefully review this section and discuss it with me.
I HAVE OPTED OUT OF BEING A MEDICARE PROVIDER.
IF YOU HAVE MEDICARE OR ARE MEDICARE-ELIGIBLE AND CHOOSE ME AS YOUR SERVICE PROVIDER, YOU MUST AGREE IN WRITING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEES FOR MY SERVICES. PLEASE SEE THE MEDICARE FORM ON MY HELPFUL FORMS PAGE.
If you have secondary insurance through an employer or other source, you CAN file claims for Out of Network benefits with that insurance only.
Note:Marital, Family Therapy and Post-Retirement Counseling are not covered by Medicare.
I am approved and authorized by the PSYPACT Commission to practice Inter-jurisdictional Psychology in PSYPACT participating states. Please see the section on the Telehealth on my Services Provided page.
The PSYPACT website has a full listing of participating states. Please check to see if your state is listed:
Credit and debit cards, including American Express and most HSA & HRA cards, are accepted for payment on the secure payment platform IvyPay, which is HIPAA compliant and designed for use by therapists. Payment via IvyPay is required to secure the first appointment at least 24 hours in advance of the appointment. Once you schedule your appointment directly with me, you will receive a text from IvyPay for a one-time input of your payment information.
Please contact me for further information or questions.