Payment and Insurance
Each client is responsible to pay for sessions at the time of the appointment. Therapy sessions can vary in length from 45-60 minutes and are usually scheduled on a weekly basis. The fee for an evaluation session is $250, 45 minutes is $150, 60 minutes is $175, and couples/family session is $200. There are several ways that people choose to pay for their therapy sessions, you can self-pay or you can use insurance. For individuals who might need assistance, there is a sliding scale.
Clients who prefer not to use their insurance or do not have behavioral/mental health benefits with their insurance, can decide to self-pay for treatment. At the end of each session, clients will pay the full fee by cash, check, credit card or flexible spending account.
Most insurance companies cover behavioral/mental health treatment; it is the client’s responsibility to determine if their insurance plan covers therapy with me (Dr. Lynda Morris Parham-Licensed Psychologist). Every person's insurance policy is different, you should become familiar with your policy's benefits for outpatient psychotherapy. It is important for you to know the number of sessions per year, co-pay or yearly deductible.
I am on the panels of several insurance companies which means I am an in-network provider. There are other companies who have out-of–network benefits that will cover treatment with me.
Appointments must be cancelled 24 hours in advance to avoid the full charge for the missed session. This is necessary because an appointment has been made exclusively for you.
A client’s participation in therapy is strictly confidential. Some insurance companies require documentation of services prior to sending reimbursements. I do not release information about treatment to anyone without the client’s written consent.
Accepted Insurance Plans
Duke University Student Health Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield