+ HOW DO I BECOME A NEW PATIENT?
We are thrilled that you have decided to take the first step towards living a more satisfying life! Our intake process is designed to determine whether what we have to offer is right for you. Generally, the first step is to call us at (561) 299-0383, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org of fill out a contact form. Once we hear from you, we will provide you with more details about CBT-PB and obtain some preliminary information from you regarding your mental health needs and goals. At that point we determine if this may be a good fit and can either schedule an initial appointment at our Boca Raton office or provide you with referrals elsewhere, if appropriate.
+ WHAT DO I BRING TO MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
Please bring a valid photo ID and a form of payment (cash, check, credit card) to your first appointment. In addition, please arrive 15-20 minutes early in order to complete some relevant paperwork so your session can begin at its scheduled appointment time. The therapy session cannot start until these documents have been filled out completely.
+ HOW LONG DOES THERAPY LAST?
The length of treatment varies significantly due to a number of factors, including presenting problems, level of impairment, and participation in treatment, as well as other factors. Standard CBT for an anxiety-related difficulties averages 3-6 months, but varies from person to person.
+ HOW MUCH DOES THERAPY COST?
Fees vary by length of session and modality of treatment. We would be happy to provide information regarding fees for your specific needs by phone or email. Payment for sessions must be by cash, check or credit card by the end of each session.
We do offer discounted rates for active duty military and veterans. Contact us for more information.
+ DO YOU OFFER REDUCED FEE SERVICES?
At this time we do not offer a sliding scale.
However, we do offer discounted rates for active duty military and veterans. Contact us for more information.
+ DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
We are an out-of-network provider, meaning that we do not participate directly with insurance companies.
Many patients have "out-of-network" insurance coverage and most sessions are usually covered at a percentage of what is "reasonable and customary" in their geographical area, based on the patient's individual plan. In order to do take advantage of this coverage, you pay for each visit out-of-pocket, and then file for reimbursement directly with your insurance company. We will provide the necessary documentation so that you are able to file with your insurance company for direct reimbursement.
You may wish to contact your insurance company prior to engaging in therapy to determine what the “out-of-network coverage” may be as well as their rate of reimbursement. Please be sure to inform them that you intend to see a licensed Ph.D.-level psychologist in Boca Raton, FL as the educational level of the therapist and geographical area where the therapy is delivered may impact the reimbursement rate provided by your policy. You may also want to provide your insurance carrier with the correct procedure code for this service (for ex., 90834 is typical for a 45-minute individual therapy session). In all cases, it is up to the patient to contact their insurance carrier and find out what reimbursement schedule they work within.
+ DO YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?
Providers at CBT-PB are licensed clinical psychologists, therefore we do not prescribe medications. We do not have psychiatrists on staff, but we can provide you with referrals for excellent psychiatrists in the area.
+ DO YOU PROVIDE PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND EVALUATIONS?
We currently do not offer psychological testing at CBT-PB. We do, however, collaborate frequently with school personnel and independent clinicians in the community who provide such services. We are happy to provide clients with referrals for psychological testing if needed, and will coordinate care with any testing specialists whose services are retained.