Dr. Laura Petracek - Rates and Insurance
 

 

Specializing in Anger Management for Women.

What is your rate?

  • 50 minute counseling sessions are 175.00
  • 50 minute Intake assessment interview is 175.00
  • Group sessions are 70.00 per session and groups are ongoing. Group is payable on a monthly basis, at the beginning of each month.
  • Fees are payable via cash, check or credit card.

Do you take insurance?

I’ll provide you with an invoice for your insurance company if you would like to get reimbursed. I don’t accept your insurance directly. Here’s why: All insurance and managed care companies only re-imburse for treatment provided to patients diagnosed with a mental disorder. This information might become part of your permanent medical record.
Here are several important risks to consider:

  • Having a mental disorder diagnosis can make obtaining life insurance, difficult, expensive or impossible
  • In legal disputes, such as divorces and child custody cases your interests can be harmed
  • When your private, personal information is obtained by an insurance company it is released to medical information databases. 
  • If you seek employment which requires a background check or security clearance, your medical records may become available once they are released to an insurance company.
  • Important decisions about our work together will be made by someone who has never met either of us
  • The only way I can assure your privacy is by keeping your personal information between you and me

 

Can I use my out of network benefits or flex spending account?

Yes. If you choose, just let me know and I will be happy to provide you with an invoice which you may submit for re-imbursement.

 

Do you offer a “sliding scale”?

Yes.

 

Can I sign up for your group?

First we’ll speak on the phone for a few minutes. If it seems like my services may be beneficial, we will schedule an intake interview. This allows us further time to assess whether the group, Individual or possibly couples couseling would be the most helpful.
 

What is different about your groups?

  • My experience is extensive.
  • I am a licensed psychologist. Most anger management groups are "classes," facilitated by people with little or no professional education or training in psychology.
  • My groups are screened and filled with women who are motivate to change.
  • My groups are specifically designed for women, using my Anger Workbook, The Anger Workbook for Women.  

I look forward to speaking with you.

Laura Petracek, Ph.D., 

PSY # 20033

 

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