Fees and Insurance
WE BELIEVE IN TRANSPARENCY
Before you get started, it often makes sense to ensure that the practicalities work out. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions specifically about billing and insurance.
Do you take insurance?
The Anxiety and Trauma Clinic of Atlanta is considered an out-of-network provider for insurance companies, and is not in-network for any insurance company. Treatment is considered fee-for-service, and payment is expected at the time of service. If you would like to use your out-of-network insurance benefits, you will be provided with monthly invoices ("superbills") to submit to insurance so that you can seek partial reimbursement for the costs of treatment. Many people find that their out-of-network benefits cover a substantial portion of treatment costs. Most FSA and HSA cards can be used to pay fees for therapy, as well. Using one of these cards can mean substantial savings in terms of your taxes at the end of the year.
Each insurance plan is quite different in how their out-of-network benefits work, so you are encouraged to contact your insurance company if you are planning to use these benefits. We can't guarantee that your insurance will cover our services.
What are your fees?
All of our licensed psychologists' base fees are as follows:
-$400 for the initial, 90-minute diagnostic intake evaluation
-$245 per 55 minute session
-$420 for 90-100 minute "double sessions"
Dr. Foulser's fees are:
-$300 for the initial, 90-minute diagnostic intake evaluation
-$175 per 55 minute session
-$300 for 90-100 minute "double sessions"
Steph Jeffirs' fees are:
-$200 for the initial, 90-minute diagnostic intake evaluation
-$125 per 55 minute session
-$200 for 90-100 minute "double sessions"
The majority of our clients will receive one diagnostic intake and 3-6 months of weekly therapy sessions, which are usually 55 minutes in length. Some of our clients benefit from 90-100 minute "double sessions," especially if you require effective exposure-based therapies. The format and cost of your therapy sessions will be discussed with you at the beginning of treatment.
Will I ever be surprised by a bill from your clinic?
You should never be surprised by an unexpected bill from us. We have always believed in up-front transparency with our fees so our clients are never surprised by the cost of treatment.
In other medical settings, such as hospitals, there has unfortunately been a history of lack of transparency in medical billing. The Federal No Surprises Act went into effect on January 1, 2022 to protect everyone in our country from surprise medical bills. This act requires that all healthcare providers post on their websites and personal offices a notice of your rights and protections against surprise or balance billing, which can be found here. Again, we have never engaged in surprise or balance billing at the Anxiety and Trauma Clinic of Atlanta. In accordance with this change in law, we are happy to offer a formal Good Faith Estimate of the costs of services prior to a first session and at any time requested over the course of treatment.