What are the benefits of not involving your insurance company?
There's not a limit to seeing only a specific set list of "in-network" providers No limit of how long you should be in therapy No limit of length of therapy sessions. You can customize how long and/or short our sessions are. No need to verify "medical necessity" for your therapy - per your insurance company's criteria No mandatory diagnoses Quality of the Therapeutic Relationship and Treatment
Learning to trust and get to know someone takes time.. Hence, a benefit of private pay therapy is that the duration and type of therapy is not dictated by the insurance company
Increased Depth of Treatment
Mental Health issues are often complex, hence the duration of of treatment should be based upon your individual needs. so that underlying issues can be addressed so that they are less likely to return after therapy has ended.
Increased Protection and Confidentiality
By not involving your insurance company your private personal information/ therapy records/information stays in my office. (I am the only person who has access to it, except under specific circumstances which are outlined in my informed consent, which is reviewed in our first session
For instance, when you involve your insurance, you must be aware that it carries a certain amount of risk to confidentiality, privacy or to future capacity to obtain health or life insurance or even a job. The risk stems from the fact that mental health information is likely to be entered into big insurance companies' computers and is likely to be reported to the National Medical Data Bank. Accessibility to companies' computers or to the National Medical Data Bank database is always in question as computers are inherently vulnerable to hacking and unauthorized access. Medical data has also been reported to have been legally accessed by law enforcement and other agencies, which also puts you in a vulnerable position.
You are in control of your treatment regarding type, when, where, and how that you and/or your loved ones receive treatment
COPYRIGHT (C) 2020 Brandon Arthur Shindo, LCSW - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 8550 Balboa Blvd, Suite 150, Northridge, CA, 91325