Leilah Lewin, MSW, LCSW
Do I really need therapy?
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need.
Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?
I currently an in network provider for:
For individuals who have PPO insurance other than Cigna and Blue Shield, I am happy to provide a superbill at the end of the each month which you can submit to your insurance company. I am considered an out-of-network provider. In most cases, you can received approximately 50-70% reimbursement on sessions (for up to 25 sessions) depending on your particular plan. Please call your insurance company to verify coverage and reimbursement.
To determine if you have mental health coverage at all, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Is therapy confidential?
Yes. However there are a few exceptions, they are as follows:
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, the therapist is required to notify the police.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, the therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.