telehealth & IN OFFICE THERAPY

Updated June 2024

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Free Consultations
To schedule a complimentary phone consultation, email me directly at or use the button above. 
I look forward to connecting with you soon.

Telehealth Sessions
I offer Women’s Therapy & Counseling via a HIPAA compliant platform called SecureVideo Zoom.  Each time we meet, you will receive a single-use link.  Please check your Spam/Junk folders the first time we meet.

In Office Sessions
I offer In Office Women’s Therapy & Counseling on Saturdays and Sundays in Sandy Springs.

I use Hushmail for HIPAA compliant email.  To receive and send Hushmail, you will need to establish a free account.  As a reminder, your emails are only as secure as the security offered by your email provider.

SMS texting is not HIPAA compliant.  Please use SMS texting only for scheduling and do not include personal information.  If you do include personal information in SMS text messages, you understand I am unable to guarantee your privacy or confidentiality.

Can We Work Together?
You must be a Georgia resident to schedule Telehealth or In Office therapy with me.
Georgia — Licensed Clinical Social Worker #CSW003082

Scheduling Hours
10 am-7 pm

10 am-7 pm
In Office

Accepted Insurance & Payment Options
PRIVATE PAYMENT – Payment may be made by FSA/HSA, debit or credit card.  

AETNA – To use Aetna insurance, establish a free account and schedule appointments here. 

MEDICARE PART B – In Network Provider.  Please include your Medicare ID# when scheduling your initial consultation.

ALL OTHER PLANS – Out of Network Provider.  Payment is made at the time of our session.  Superbills are provided.  Please see below for more information about Out of Network services.

PAYMENT OPTIONS – FSA/HSA, Debit Card or Credit Card.  

Private Pay | Out of Network Fees**
60 Minute Therapy Session                   240.

60 Minutes Paperwork                            120.

*DISCOUNT – A 17% discount is available for pre-payment of 10 or more sessions.

**EQUITY PRICING OPTIONS – Please inquire.

Billing and Insurance
I use Headway and Stripe to process all Aetna claims and fees.

I use JaneApp and Stripe to process all other professional fees.   “ML.LCSW” will appear on your statement. 

If you are filing for Out of Network reimbursement with your insurer, I supply a Superbill (statement) any time you request it.  See below.

‘How Much Will My Insurer Reimburse Me for Out of Network Sessions?’
Please contact your insurance company and ask:

  1. Does my policy include Mental Health / Behavioral Health Out of Network benefits?
  2. What is the “Usual & Customary” fee for a 90837 CPT Code (60 minutes outpatient therapy) in my Zip Code?
  3. What percentage of the “Usual & Customary” fee will I be reimbursed?
  4. What is the exact dollar amount I will be reimbursed per therapy session?
  5. How soon can I expect to be reimbursed for each session?

To Request a Superbill
Click on any Superbill link above, complete the information and submit as requested.  Or send me an email with “Superbill Request” in the subject line to  You must list the dates of service you would like included on your Superbill along with your residential address and date of birth each time you request it.  

2-Day | 48 Hour Cancellation & Rescheduling Policy
Please note I require a minimum of 48 hours notice for cancellations and rescheduling.  Because I hold your appointment time exclusively for you, I am unable to offer it to others.  Appointments cancelled within 48 hours are billed at your full fee.  Thank you for your understanding.

Social Media Policy
I maintain a professional presence only on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.  Postings on these platforms are for professional and informational purposes only.  For your privacy, safety and protection, I do not accept invitations or connect with clients, potential clients or former clients on social media platforms of any kind.

Live Social Media Policy – I have not, and do not, participate in chat rooms, bulletin boards, or other live, interactive Social Media such as Reddit, YouTube Live or any form of live interactive social media or streaming.  If you believe you have seen my photo and/or comments on any interactive platforms, unfortunately, these were/are the result of digital identity theft, fraud and impersonation, and a violation of the 1998 US Identity Theft & Assumption Deterrence Act.

Contact Me
For promptest response, please contact me via HIPAA compliant email (  You are also welcome to text (not HIPAA compliant) or call 770-313-7768.

Visit me on:

Psychology Today

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