We choose to work this way for several reasons. Our clients take comfort in knowing that we get to know them personally and have their best interests at heart. Testing and treatment decisions are arbitrarily enforced by insurance reviewers who often do not have an understanding of client-centered care.

Additionally, insurance companies may require detailed information about you as a condition of payment. Such requirements are a serious breach of the traditional private and confidential relationship between client and psychologist or patient and psychiatrist.

We also do not think it is appropriate for psychological, psychiatric, and academic decisions to be determined by insurance screeners who would limit the time needed for us to truly understand and properly evaluate your particular need or condition. We know that confidentiality is crucial for a successful relationship, principles that should never be compromised. Any insurance submission leaves a trail of information through several layers of a health network; an issue avoided by choosing an independent practice like ours.