Dr. Shachar's Rates
$195 for Individuals Follow-up sessions - 45 minutes.
$235 for First session/extended followup - 60 minutes.
$340 for Couples/family sessions - 90 minutes.
MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS & DEPENDENTS
A discounted rate is offered for military/reserve members, $145/45min.,$175/60min.,$275/90min..
I do not accept insurance copayments. Clients pay me directly in full for each session and I can file insurance claims for clients' reimbursement if desired. Most insurance plans do not cover Marriage/Couples Therapy, however most allow for an insured individual with an appropriate Mental Health diagnosis to be seen for therapy with a family member. If you choose to have me file claims for you, check your insurance coverage for Out of Network Benefits carefully by asking the following questions:
- What are my mental health services benefits?
- What is my reimbursement amount for counseling with a doctoral level, licensed psychologist? (Please note that many in-network therapists are not trained at the PhD/doctoral level.)
- 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?
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 and cannot file any claims with Medicare insurance for my services to you. By choosing me as your service provider, you agree to be solely responsible for all fees for my services. If you have secondary insurance through an employer or other source, I can file claims for Out of Network benefits for you with that insurance.
Note:Marital, Family Therapy and Post-Retirement Counseling are not covered by Medicare.
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.