Appointments & Fees
Typically I can find room in my schedule within 1-2 weeks of a prospective client’s call. Critical issues can be squeezed in within 48 Hrs My office hours are 9:00 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 5:00PM on Saturdays. A session typically lasts for 50 minutes, which includes time spent paying fees, setting up future appointments, etc.
Extended sessions can be arranged, and may sometimes make more sense if someone travels some distance to see me. Sessions can be arranged on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis, or as needed.
The first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs, into which we will both offer input, after which I will offer you some initial impressions of how I view your concerns and what our work might include, if we decide that we are a good match, and want to continue working together.
Insurance and Fees
I accept many major insurance plans. Counseling services may be covered by your insurance benefit plan. If you are covered I will do all of the billing to your insurance company for you. Any deductible or co-payments are due at the time of service. Please check your coverage by calling the number on the back of your card. You may want to ask the following questions.
1. What are my mental/behavioral benefits?
2. Do I have a deductible, what is the amount and has any of it been met?
3. Do I need a referral from my primary care doctor?
4. How many sessions per year does my plan allow.
5. What is my co-payment?
Some clients choose to pay for privacy reason or because I am not a provider with their insurance company. If you choose to self pay, those payments are due at the time of service. If I am out of network for your plan then I am happy to provide a statement for you to submit to your insurance company so that you can be reimbursed.
My fee is $110 for a 50-minute session
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.
Cash, check and money orders are all accepted for payment. Please Pay to the Order of: Dianne Ouellette, MSW. LICSW
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.