You will be able to fill out the electronic intake paperwork after you schedule your appointment by clicking here https://kinga-gudor.clientsecure.me Please make sure you choose the correct location ( Norfolk, Nags Head, or Online ).
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about an appointment if you have a hard time using the scheduling link. Please specify the location of your appointment ( Norfolk, Nags Head or Online).
Family Therapy through insurance
Insurance rarely pays for marital or couple therapy. Instead, one partner will be identified as the “identified patient” and will receive a mental health diagnosis ( if meets the requirements). The insurance company will then authorize conjoint treatment ( Family Therapy) for that person and his/her partner.
The benefits of electing to pay privately
Clients who have insurance may elect to pay privately. There are several benefits to receiving mental health services by paying privately. Some of these benefits are:
Insurance companies have numerous people examining your files at various stages: people who authorize payment, track your progress, audit psychotherapy practices. By not involving your insurance company your private personal information stays in my office. I’m the only person who has access to it except under specific circumstances which are outlined in my Practice Policy and discussed in our first session.
In order for insurance to reimburse your treatment you will receive a mental health diagnosis that goes in your permanent medical record. This diagnosis constitutes a “pre-existing condition” that may be a disqualification from benefits in the future or may otherwise interfere with your coverage if you change plans. Once you have used health insurance for mental health care you will also have to disclose your treatment history if you apply for life insurance and in certain other circumstances such as service in the military.
Payments and Insurance
Co-pays/deductibles are billed at the end of each session. I accept cash, checks, Paypal/ Credit Card, FHA
I take most insurances for individual counseling in Virginia. Couple therapy is not covered by insurance. You will see the pricing once you click on the scheduling link.
I am an Preferred Provider for the following insurance plans in Virginia:
In North Carolina I am credentialed with limited insurance companies such as:
For the insurance providers that I am not credentialed with, I will give you a detailed receipt you can use to file a claim.
If you choose to use your insurance, please call your insurance company to find out the following information:
If you do not obtain an authorization and one is required, you will be responsible for the entire balance.
If your health insurance carrier allows you to choose an out-of-network provider, I will gladly provide you with a monthly statement so that you can seek reimbursement from your insurance provider.
Missed Appointments and Cancellation
Missed appointments, or appointments cancelled less than 48 hours in advance, will be charged $50 for the clinical hour. When you schedule an appointment, that clinical hour is reserved for you. Therefore, I am unable to provide service to other clients during that time.
If you arrive are late, we will meet for the remainder of the scheduled session. If you are more than 15 minutes late, and I have not heard from you, I will assume you are not coming and I may then be unavailable for the session.
Please contact me to discuss the cost of the session.
I also provide Online therapy.