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Kaela's Blog

Why I Do Not Accept Insurance at My Office

As a mental health therapist in private practice, I have made the decision not to accept insurance. There are several reasons why I have made this choice.

Firstly, accepting insurance requires therapists to provide a clinical diagnosis to the client, which then becomes part of their permanent medical record. While diagnoses are necessary for insurance billing purposes, some clients may not want a mental health diagnosis on their record due to concerns about confidentiality, stigma, or discrimination.

Secondly, insurance companies often limit the number of sessions that they will cover, which can be inadequate for clients who require longer-term therapy or who need more frequent sessions to manage their mental health concerns.

Thirdly, insurance companies often require extensive paperwork and authorization before they will approve payment for therapy services, which can be time-consuming and frustrating for both therapists and clients.

Finally, by not accepting insurance, I am able to set my own rates and have greater flexibility in terms of the services I offer. This allows me to provide a more personalized and individualized approach to therapy that is tailored to the unique needs of each client.

While not accepting insurance may limit the accessibility of my services for some clients, I am committed to providing an affordable service to my clients.

By prioritizing the needs of my clients and creating a welcoming and supportive environment, I believe that I can provide the highest quality mental health therapy services, without the restrictions imposed by insurance companies.

If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or struggling with mental health issues, know that you don't have to go through it alone. As an experienced and compassionate therapist, I'm here to support you on your journey towards healing and growth. Contact me today, at 614-647-HELP, to schedule a session and take the first step towards improving your mental health and wellbeing.


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