Fees and Insurance

Fees and Insurance

A common question: Is psychotherapy covered by health insurance?

The answer is virtually always Yes, thanks to laws that have been passed in the past decade.

I’m a licensed psychologist, so my fees qualify for reimbursement under nearly all insurance plans.

And, my fees are generally considered within or close to the “usual and customary” (UCR) range.

Like most psychologists and psychotherapists in DC, patients pay for services directly, and file for reimbursement from their health insurance. If you decide to submit a claim for insurance reimbursement, I’ll gladly help.

A little reassurance: My patients routinely find that the process of getting reimbursed is not nearly as complicated nor as difficult as they thought it would be — plus, you’ll have me in your corner, and I’m a fierce advocate.

I’ve helped patients get fair and accurate reimbursement for psychotherapy from a wide variety of insurance carriers, including CareFirst Blue Choice, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, and more.

I’ve written a guide to help you get the right reimbursement from your insurance company — you can find it here: Insurance Reimbursement for Therapy. Please feel free to contact me about questions or concerns you have about fees and insurance.

Marsha Lucas, PhD – Psychologist
1350 Connecticut Ave NW, at Dupont Circle
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-3318