New Client Services
Welcome to Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, LLC, a specialty outpatient mental health center providing evidence-based psychological services. We are grateful that you are putting your trust in our team to provide services for you or a family member.
For any new clients, we offer an initial no-cost, brief phone screen with our Practice Manager that can be conducted prior to scheduling the initial diagnostic evaluation session to determine the appropriateness of the referral question, likelihood of fit for our services, and to answer other questions. For many clients, this phone screen will not be necessary but remains an available service for anyone interested.
Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, LLC does not participate with any insurance companies. Therefore, we are considered out-of-network “OON” providers. Most companies provide “out-of-network” benefits for non-participating providers. This means you will pay the agreed-upon fee at the time of service with us and you will be provided with the documentation required by most insurance companies for reimbursement.
Most of our clients have insurance and many want to use it to cover some or most of the costs of treatment. Our clients often take advantage of filing with insurance as many managed care organizations (MCOs) allow for reimbursement of a percentage of fees for an “out-of-network” OON provider. Whether you choose to file for reimbursement with your insurance company is an individual decision. We are happy to talk with you further about these issues upon request.
To start this process, call your insurer or go to their website to determine eligibility and benefits. Many insurance companies have a separate phone number for Mental Health or Behavioral Health, so you will need to direct inquiries to those departments. You will want to secure information for Outpatient Mental Health benefits and learn about your “In-Network” and your “Out-of-Network” benefits.
*Services reimbursed by insurance can vary. It is your responsibility to check with your individual policy as we are considered “Out of Network” providers.
Policies for new services:
For all new clients and returning clients who have not been seen by a therapist at Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, LLC for more than two (2) years at our practice, we conduct an initial diagnostic evaluation, charged at the rate of $350. This evaluation includes a clinical interview lasting approximately 75 minutes
If a client is home-bound or services require on-site observation (e.g., school, home, etc), the initial assessment will include additional fees for travel time (see below for fee structure).
Fees for Psychotherapy and Related Services
Session fees for all services at Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, LLC are charged by professional time and have been determined in a manner that considers factors such as regional psychotherapy rates, level of expertise, and the scope of focus of our specialty services.
Intake Appointment (60-75 minutes) provided by any pre-licensed or licensed provider is charged at $350
Our base rate service is a session that lasts between 38-52 minutes. Therapy sessions for individuals, families, and/or couples, provided by any pre-licensed or licensed provider that lasts 38-52 minutes, are coded as a 90834, 90846, or 90847 and have a range of costs between $125-$350.
Therapy sessions for individuals, families, and/or couples, provided by any pre-licensed or licensed provider that lasts 16-37 minutes, are coded as a 90832 and have a range of costs between $80-$218.75.
Therapy sessions for individuals, families, and/or couples, provided by any pre-licensed or licensed provider that lasts more than 53 minutes and up to 70 minutes, are coded as a 90837 and have a range of costs between $160-$437.50. ** Sessions longer than 70 will be discussed in advance (i.e., before or during the session) so there are no unanticipated charges.