Rates, Policies & Insurance
Individual Counseling- $125 per 50 minute session
Family Counseling- $140 per 60 minute session
Amber Lassally, LCSW-C is an out of network provider. While she does not participate with insurance companies, if you are allowed to see an out-of-network provider, you may receive reimbursement. It is your responsibility to check with your insurance company about your benefits and to notify your therapist if any treatment plans are required. Treatment plans will be completed at no cost to you, if your insurance company requires one. If you seek insurance reimbursement your diagnosis and treatment plan become part of your medical record. Some people choose not to seek reimbursement as it may negatively affect security clearances and life insurance policies. Please ask for further clarification.
Payment for sessions is required at the time that services are provided by check, cash, Visa, or Mastercard. At your first appointment the payment portion of the Financial Policy form must be filled out in order to manually process your credit card with the secure merchant. Returned checks will be subject to a $30 return check fee which will be added to your balance. Upon receipt of payment, you will receive a receipt of payment via email in a manner that your insurance company will accept if you do choose to seek reimbursement.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, without notifying your therapist 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay a $85 cancellation fee. If you DO NOT CALL TO CANCEL prior to your appointment time, you will be automatically charged the full hourly psychotherapy charge for the lost session time. Some exceptions may be considered for emergency and weather-related cancellations.
Please do not request therapeutic advice via e-mail. Due to the lack of confidentiality, and because the context of an ongoing therapeutic relationship is essential to providing effective guidance, Amber is unable to respond to such requests.
Phone or Video Counseling
Although the most effective therapy usually occurs during in-person sessions, phone or video counseling may be available on a case by case basis within the state of Maryland. Rates remain the same as for in-person sessions.
The relationship between a therapist and a client is protected by law, and without a written permission information cannot be disclosed.
In the case of a suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, the therapist is required by law to report to the authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, the therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, the therapist will first enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, the therapist will take further measures without their permission that are provided to her by law in order to ensure their safety.