Sonya Thomas lcsw

Standard Rates for 2021:

  • 50 minute individual session: $150.00
  • 60 minute couples therapy session: $175.00
    • If our time is extended beyond the therapy hour, the fee will be prorated, rounded to the nearest quarter hour.
    • Payment is due on date of service.  Cash and check are accepted with no added processing fee.  If you choose to use a credit card or PayPal, a $5.00 processing fee will be added.
    • Payment in full is expected for appointments cancelled with less than 36 business hours notice, barring an emergency (hospitalization, death in family, etc.). Because of the frequency with which cancellations due to work occur, the missed appointment fee will be applicable for a work related cancellation unless notice of 36 business hours is given.  Business hours are considered to be Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Can I use my insurance?

Clients are responsible for payment of full fee at the time of service.  I am currently an “out-of-network provider” meaning I do not file insurance on the behalf of clients, nor do I contract with insurance companies for their negotiated rate.   I can provide clients with a coded receipt of their charges and payments (called a superbill) upon request.  Clients are responsible for filing for reimbursement with an insurance company if they choose.

If you wish to use your behavioral health benefits, it is encouraged that you call your insurance company to understand exactly what your out-of-network benefits are.  Please check the back if your insurance card for relevant phone numbers. Below are some specific questions that may beneficial to ask:

  • Do I have mental health benefits for outpatient mental health visits? 
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • Is pre-certification required? 
  • How much will I be reimbursed for an individual session (code #90834) with an out-of-network provider?
  • If they say they cover a percentage of the “usual and customary rate,” ask what their usual and customary rate is for a session with a clinical social worker.
  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
  • What are the limits of my coverage with an out-of-network provider?

**Please be aware that in order for your claim to be considered for reimbursement, your insurance company will require a diagnostic code representing one of the mental/behavioral disorders found in the DSM-5 diagnostic manual and this may become part of your permanent medical record.  This could effect you in several potential ways, such as qualifying for life insurance, obtaining certain security clearances, etc.**