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 the “usual and customary” (UCR) range.

Patients pay me directly. If you decide to submit a claim for insurance reimbursement. I’ll gladly help, making the process as clear and smooth as possible.

A little reassurance: my patients have often said 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.

If you decide to file for insurance reimbursement, you should be aware that using insurance may compromise your confidentiality and privacy, which I take very seriously.

I’ve written a guide to help you get the fairest and most accurate 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