Blue Cross Blue Shield is the only insurance I take right now. When using insurance, you will still owe a copay (could be anywhere from $15 to $45) and/or pay out of pocket towards your deductible, depending on your insurance plan. Check out the Insurance Info page for more information.
What happens if you don't take my insurance?
If I don't take your insurance, it would be Out-of-Network. You would pay my out of pocket rate (see below) and you can submit a Superbill to your insurance for reimbursements. Some insurances will give reimbursements for out-of-network sessions. Here is Insurance Reimbursement Info with questions to ask your insurance ahead of your scheduled appointment.
My fees: The first appointment, the assessment, is $150. Myrate for on-going appointments is $120 per session. My late cancel/no show fee is $70. I take HSA/FSA cards for most charges. I am not offering Sliding Scale fees at this time.
As of right now, I only take adults (18+). For teenagers and children, I recommend therapists who do in-person sessions. I do not take couples and don't expect to in the future. I recommend therapists who are specifically trained in couples work - especially Relational Life Therapy with Terry Real.
How will I know if you are the right therapist for me?
This is such a good question! I think this question is best answered from your ability to hear your own voice on my website. If my website speaks to you, then we could be a good fit. But if you are still questioning and curious, you can schedule a phone call to discuss more. Either way, it's best to speak beforehand to make sure things line up logistically.
You can schedule your first phone call as well as ongoing appointments on my portal. However, if I am booked I won't be able to offer a phone call just yet. If you are already an existing client, you can jump on the portal to schedule something.
Are virtual sessions still a good way to do therapy?
Yes! Virtual sessions are impactful and helpful, as well as convenient and flexible. With that being said, if you do not have a safe or comfortable place to do therapy in your home, I would recommend a therapist who does in-person sessions. I also recommend in-person sessions for kids and teenagers.
Your website says that you're not taking new clients. Do you have a waitlist?
I do not have a waitlist, based on guidelines for Social Workers. If interested, I can reach out to you when I start to have openings. However, I cannot guarantee that I will have the right availability for you (days, times, etc.). I recommend you continue to seek therapists in your area during that time. Zencare.co is a great resource for highly qualified therapists in the area.
If you have a specific question that isn't answered here, you can email me directly in the form on the Let's Connect page. Please read through these questions/answers first before emailing.
PO BOX 1302, PAWTUCKET, RI 02860 PH: 401-285-2319 FAX: 401-441-6519
Erica Albert (formerly Gebhart) Social Work Licenses: Rhode Island #ISW02348; Massachusetts #116267