Ashley J. Smith, PhD

Professional Fees & Policies

Fees

Insurance

I am considered an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies, which means I do not file claims on your behalf or negotiate rates with insurance companies. I am not a Medicare or Medicaid provider, and you must forgo the use of those benefits if you use my services.

I will provide you with an electronic invoice (superbill) that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement according to your policy. Please be aware that reimbursement is considered a matter between you and your insurance company. It is important to check with your company about coverage and benefits before starting treatment. More information can be found under FAQs. 

Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Diagnostic Evaluation: This 90-120 minute appointment costs $350 and includes the in person appointment, review of previous records, and initial contact with other providers and/or school if indicated.

Therapy sessions: Following the diagnostic evaluation, we will develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs. Most treatment plans are based on standard therapy sessions, which are 45-55 minutes long and cost $175. In the event that less time is needed (for example, some booster sessions only require 25-30 minutes), the fee is pro-rated so that you are only billed for the actual time used. Sometimes, extended sessions may be needed and will be planned In advance. These sessions are 80-100 minutes and cost $350.

Other treatment-related services: Scheduled or unscheduled phone calls and report writing are billed based on actual time used at a rate of $175/45 minutes, pro-rated in 5 minute increments.

Consultations

Standard consultation appointments are 45-55 minutes and cost $175. Extended consultations are 80-100 minutes and cost $350. Please note, consultation services are not typically covered by insurance plans.

Speaking Engagements and Trainings

Fees for speaking engagements and trainings are determined based on length of presentation, preparation required, and travel. Contact me to discuss your needs.

Payment

Payment is due at the time of service and is payable by cash, check, or credit card (all major credit cards accepted). You can use a Health Savings Account or Flex Spending Account if your card has a Visa or Mastercard logo. A credit card must be kept on file to secure services, though you may opt to use a different form of payment anytime.

Policies

Cancellation and No Show Policy

24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule appointments. Less notice will result in a $50 fee the first time. Subsequent late cancellations will be charged the full scheduled session fee. No shows (missing an appointment without notice) are charged the full scheduled session fee. Repeated late cancellations or no shows may result in your treatment being terminated.

Privacy Practices

I take your privacy very seriously. You can read my privacy practices here.

Technology and Social Media

E-mail can be a useful means of communication, particularly for scheduling and brief questions. Please note, that while I do not share e-mails with anyone, I can not guarantee the privacy of information shared by e-mail.

I check e-mail once daily Monday through Friday, so you can expect a response within 24 hours. I do not check e-mail on weekends. As such, matters requiring immediate attention are better addressed by a call.

I do not use text messaging in my practice for privacy and reliability reasons. 

I maintain several professional social media accounts and welcome you to follow me. Please understand, though, that I do not connect with patients through my personal accounts (e.g., do not accept Facebook friend requests, do not follow patients through Twitter). 

Other Questions? Contact me.