Rates, Policies & Insurance

Rates, Policies, and Insurance information for mental health counseling with Amber Lassally LGSW LLC in Arnold md

Rates
Individual Counseling- $140 per 50 minute session

Family Counseling- $155 per 60 minute session

Insurance Policy
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. 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

Payment for sessions is required at the time that services are provided by credit or debit card. 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 merchantYour card will be kept on file and automatically charged at the end of each session.  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.

Cancellation Policy
When you schedule an appointment a time is being reserved for you. If you need to cancel an appointment for any reason, it is required that you cancel at least 24 hours before your appointment. If you do not attend your scheduled appointment, without notifying your therapist 24 hours in advance, you will be automatically charged $140.
If you are more than 20 minutes late for your appointment, without previous notification, you will be marked as a no-show for the session. Some exceptions may be considered for emergencies.

Email Consultations

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

You have the option to meet virtually via Telehealth or in-person. Rates are the same for virtual and in-person sessions. Please discuss your preference with Amber. 

Privacy Policy & Confidentiality
The relationship between a therapist and a client is protected by law, and without a written permission information cannot be disclosed.

Exceptions are:

  1. 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.

  2. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, the therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

  3. 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.