Our service fees (As of April 1, 2022) are as follows -
Sessions with Liz Kent:
Initial Intake: $200
Subsequent Sessions: $175
Sessions with all other therapists:
Initial Intake: $180
Subsequent Sessions: $165
Do you take insurance?
Perissos Therapy is considered an 'Out-of-Network' provider. You pay directly for your sessions at time of service. We will provide you with a "superbill" or receipt to submit to insurance for reimbursement on a monthly basis. However, please be prepared to confirm your benefits with your insurance company prior to scheduling. As a practice we cannot gurantee you will be reimbursed nor will we know the amount your insurance is willing to cover.
What is a superbill and how do I get one?
A superbill is a document that will detail your expenses as they relate to your therapy sessions including costs paid, services rendered and your diagnosis. While we require clients to pay the cost of therapy upfront, we will provide you with a monthly superbill via your client portal. If you decide to utilize this superbill to be reimbursed by your insurance carrier, it is important to note that they will be permitted access to your patient records.
How do I know if my insurance will reimburse me for therapy?
We recommend calling the number on the back of your insurance card to inquire about your Out-of-Network benefits. Services may be covered in full, in part or not at all by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
Do I have out of network benefits for mental health?
What is the out of network coverage amount per therapy session?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
Is a referral required from my primary care physician?
Do you offer a consultation before committing?
Yes! We offer a FREE 15-minute phone consultation to see if our practice is a good fit for you. If it's decided we are not, we are happy to refer you to someone who can help. This is also a great chance to ask any/all questions you may have regarding the therapeutic process.
How do I pay for services?
A credit card or HSA card is requested to be put on file within our secure platform for payment after each session. It it will also be used to charge for no-show and late-cancellation appointments.
Why is there a late cancel/no-show fee?
If you arrive 10 minutes or more after the start of your session, your therapist may require that you reschedule your appointment. It is common practice for a therapist to charge for no-show/late-show sessions, however we recognize extenuating circumstances. Please work with your therapist to determine if the reason should result in a waived fee.
What can I expect from the therapeutic process?
Therapy is truly an investment in yourself. Our hope is that you will find it well worth it. However, it is not a one-size-fits-all standard. All of our therapists are qualified to treat common challenges such as anxiety and depression but also have very individual specialized practices. Some of those include: maternal mental health, eating disorders, parental support, CBT, infant loss, etc. So if you are looking for a therapist whose skill set speaks directly to your needs – perhaps needs you didn’t even know to look for – it’s worth reaching out. We use evidence-based therapy approaches to develop collaborative treatment plans with our clients. The reality is sometimes therapy can be uncomfortable as we begin to face challenges head on or re-live unpleasant experiences or fears. Don’t be afraid to speak up if something isn’t working for you. At the end of the day, your relationship with your therapist is one of the most important aspects of the healing process.
What are the logistics of a typical session?
We offer both in person as well as telehealth sessions or a mixture of the two. Each session will be scheduled at a time and location that works for both you and your therapist. We see adults over the age of 18 as well as couples located in either MD or PA (Lisa Butler only). We specialize in improving maternal mental health, interpersonal relationships and decreasing anxiety. We welcome clients of all racial, ethnic, religious, sexual and gender identity backgrounds. Each session lasts 50 minutes unless it's pre-planned to be longer.
Where are you located?
Our office space is a boutique-style psychotherapy practice with a central location of 1300 York Rd. Suite 240B in Timonium, MD. We are convenient to Towson, Cockeysville, Parkville, Hereford as well as Baltimore City and surrounding areas. Bonus - parking is easy, plentiful & FREE!
Good Faith Estimate
In compliance with the No Surprises Act that went into effect January 1, 2022, we are required to provide our clients with a "Good Faith Estimate" to explain the cost of mental healthcare and notify you of your Federal rights and protections against “surprise billing.” Under the law, as a non-participating health care provider, we are obligated to provide clients an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. While measuring the precise cost of mental healthcare upfront can be difficult because it is a highly personalized experience based on many variables, we hope to use the cost of services based on average length of treatment and care to give clients a fair estimate. You will receive this information with your intake paperwork and should save a copy of it for your records. Additional information and/or questions about your right to a Good Faith Estimate can be found here.