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Where are you located?
I currently provide services via teletherapy and in client's homes. In some instances, community settings (such as library conference rooms) also work as service locations depending on availability and privacy for HIPAA compliance.
For accent modification clients, additional options include suitable spaces in their office building, coffee shops, or anywhere there is a comfortable place to sit and focus on their American English accent.
I am based in Farmington Hills. If a location is more than 30 minutes drive time for me, I usually recommend teleservices. This ensures that I'm at my best for every session.
How much does it cost?
Full, formal evaluation with written report (often necessary for insurance reimbursement): $250 per hour, minimum of 2 hours charge
Informal evaluation with brief summary: $150 per hour, minimum of 2 hours charge
Pediatric treatment session: $100
Adult treatment session: $100
Intensive aphasia treatment: reach out for more information and for pricing
If a client / family would like to schedule time to receive additional education (not specific to their goals or progress) about communication, communication disorders, supporting communication at home, etc., a consultation fee will apply.
*consultation services of this nature are not clinical services, and therefore are not covered by insurance*
up to 30 minutes: $40
up to 60 minutes: $70
Package rates available for 7 weeks, 13 weeks, and short-term goal sessions. Reach out to discuss pricing.
What types of payment do you accept?
I currently accept cash, check, and credit card (including HSA and FSA cards), with payment due at the time of service.
I accept both private pay and Medicare Part B, and am happy to provide paperwork for HSA/FSA reimbursement for those without a HSA/FSA card. If you plan on using HSA/FSA funds, please confirm with your plan that evaluation and treatment are covered expenses.
I am also happy to provide paperwork for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Reimbursement is not guaranteed, and I strongly recommend contacting your insurance regarding out-of-network coverage and coverage exclusions.
Will my insurance cover my visit?
I am a Medicare Part B provider, but it is highly suggested that you reach out to Medicare to determine what is and is not covered by them.
I do not accept other insurances at this time, but am happy to provide paperwork for you to seek reimbursement from your insurance company. I advise each person to contact their insurance company after the free consultation and prior to evaluation and treatment regarding possible reimbursement and coverage exclusions.
Accent Modification is not considered a medical service (you cannot be diagnosed with an accent), and therefore is not covered by insurance.
Do you offer in-person sessions?
I currently recommend teletherapy services for the majority of clients to ensure maximum safety during the pandemic. In-home services are also available, and require strict COVID-19 prevention measures (masking, hand washing/sanitizing, rescheduling when any household member is ill).
How many sessions do I need?
Every person is different and the number of sessions will reflect individual needs. In general, you can expect 1 to 2 longer sessions dedicated to evaluation, 1 beginning session to review evaluation results and set goals, and then at least 1 session per week for treatment. Certain programs, such as accent modification and intensive aphasia therapy, have a set number of sessions.
What COVID precautions are you following?
I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and continue to follow additional precautions for maximum client safety. These include wearing a mask and face shield for in-person sessions, requiring clients to wear masks when able, and sanitizing materials between each in-person session. I also recommend tele-services when appropriate.