Session frequency and location depends on the nature and severity of the presenting problem. Sessions most commonly take place in the office for 50 minutes once per week. However, clients can be seen several times per week, weekly, biweekly, monthly, or as needed. Exposure therapy sessions sometimes take place outside of the office, in an environment relevant to the presenting problem. Session frequency and alternative settings will be discussed in more detail during the first appointment.
In-home sessions may be appropriate for client who are homebound due to symptom severity (such as agoraphobia), or where anxiety triggers occur primarily in the home setting.
Insomnia Treatment Program
The insomnia treatment program is a structured 6 session individualized treatment protocol. After the initial diagnostic evaluation, which generally lasts 1 hour, the remaining 5 sessions last 30-45 minutes.
If you do not show up for a scheduled appointment, or if you cancel less than 24 hours before the appointment time, you will be charged for the entire amount of the session cost. Insurance companies will not reimburse for the cost of a missed session.
Specialized Anxiety Treatment
Diagnostic Evaluation: $175
50 Minute Session: $160
30 Minute Session: $110
I am and in-network provider with Cigna only. For all other insurance plans, you will be required to pay the full fee at the time services are provided. You will be provided with a receipt to submit to your insurance company for whatever reimbursement they allow. It is important to understand that you are entering into a private contract with Lauren Pellizzi, which may be outside the parameters of your insurance plan. Please call your insurance provider to inquire about reimbursement for out-of-network counseling services.
If you would like to investigate the possibility of reimbursement for out-of-network coverage, please check your policy carefully and ask your provider the following questions:
Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per calendar year does my insurance plan cover?
How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network mental health provider?
How do I obtain reimbursement for therapy with an out-of-network provider?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Is prior authorization required for routine outpatient services?