Money Matters...

Darell Shaffer, M.D.

First session evaluation is $325.00. This first appointment is for those who are seeing the doctor for the first time. The session will last approximately 50 minutes. Any future medication checks are $150.00 and last 15-30 minutes depending on your needs. Dr. Darell provides a superbill, which you can mail, to your insurance company or Health Savings Account.

 


Susan Sroka, Psy.D,, L.P.

First session evaluation is $285.00. This first meeting will last about 90 minutes. Please make allowances in your schedule that day for a 90-120 minute time block. Sessions there after are $165/45 minutes $215 for a 60-minute hour.

Patients often request 60-minute sessions, especially for couple’s therapy. Your bill will be calculated to reflect this extra portion of time. For example, many couples need 60 minute sessions to adequately cover the material they are working on and request this extra time.

 

We understand that some insurance companies have a large deductible for mental health care and that you may finish treatment before your deductible is met. Many resist the notion that they will have to pay for quality mental health care. It is common in our culture for us to assume that we cannot or should not have to find room in our budgets and investments for personal and relationship health care. We advocate universal “basic” healthcare for every individual. It may not be realistic or even preferable, however, to look to the insurance industry to fund outpatient mental health needs except for those in our society who are the most underprivileged and highly vulnerable.

 

You CAN feel confident that both Dr. Darell and Dr. Susan work as quickly, efficiently and thoroughly as you and your reason for seeking therapy allows. We do know that the benefits of investing in one’s personal and relationship wellness are far reaching and can affect individual, and family lives for generations. We look forward to our important work together.