Carrie Ruggieri, LMHC, BCETS
Licensed Mental Health Counselor ~ Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
Rhode Island AEDP Therapy
Dear Potential Client,
Thank you for considering my services.
Your first consideration in choosing to work with me likely concerns my fee's and whether I accept insurance.
If you have out-of-network benefits, you might be able to recover some portion of your payment. I will provide you with a receipt that includes all the information you need to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Why I do not accept insurance:
Because I am not a contracted provider to an insurance company, I am not obliged to provide information about your mental health to your insurance company. I had been uncomfortable with insurance company's requests for clinical information in order to document that a client's mental health treatment is "medically necessary." As an out-of-network provider, I am able to protect your confidentiality. However for you to receive reimbursement I must provide your insurance company with a diagnosis.