How to Make an Appointment
New Patient Forms
Once your appointment is scheduled, you’ll receive all new patient forms through our patient portal. Please fill them out online in the confidential patient portal.
Happy Honeysuckle Healing Center does not accept health insurance. We can provide documentation so patients may file for reimbursement through their insurance companies. If you have out of network benefits, you can file a superbill with your insurance company for reimbursement (click this link for instructions).
Our fees are as follows:
- Intake appointment, 60 minute: $200
- Follow-up appointments, 60 minutes: $175
- Follow-up appointments, 45 minutes: $150
- Family therapy appointments, 60 minutes: $175
- Group therapy appointments, 60 minutes: $60
- Missed session fee: $75
- Travel Time Per 15 Minutes: $25 ($100/hour)
- In-Person Team Meetings/Professional Consults (e.g., w/ Social Workers, Attorneys, etc.) Per 15 Minutes: $20 ($80/hour)
- Court Appearances (e.g., dispositions): $3000 flat fee and $200 per hour + Travel Costs
- Chart Copies: $20
- Brief Clinical Letters: $60
Check Out of Network Benefits
As an out-of-network provider, I have partnered with Mentaya to help my clients save money on therapy. Use this tool below to see if you qualify for reimbursement for my services. This tool is a benefits checker.
The company also offers assistance filing claims. If you qualify to use out of network benefits, Mentaya can handle everything with insurance to make sure you get your money back. They charge a 5% fee per claim.
I pay for the benefits checker to be added to the site for your convenience, but you would be responsible for the 5% fee. Submitting the bills yourself is feasible, but I like this option if you’re overwhelmed and need a little assistance. I do not get any kickbacks if you sign up for Mentaya.
Submitting a Superbill to Insurance
If you would like to use your insurance for reimbursement, I can provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company. The superbill has all of the information necessary for you to submit it to your insurance provider such as patient and provider information, a diagnostic code, and fees.
As all insurance companies have different policies, it’s best to call the Member Services number on the back of your insurance card. They can walk you through how to submit a superbill for out of network providers. Usually you need to file the request within 90 days of the session to get reimbursed.
Before starting therapy, call your insurance company to ask the following:
- What are my out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health?
- Do I need pre-authorization or a referral? If so, how do I get the authorization?
- What is my copay and deductible for these sessions? What portion of my deductible have I already met?
- How do I submit a superbill?
Missed Session Fees
I do not double-book patients and your appointment time is set aside for you. Please give 24 hours notice or more if you cannot attend your appointment. This gives me the opportunity to contact clients on the waiting list for the appointment, or to see clients who might be in crisis and need an immediate session. If you do not show up for your appointment or cancel your appointment less than 24 hours in advance, you will be billed a missed session fee of $75.
In most cases, your private health information is protected and will not be shared with others. If you would like information shared with someone, such as a doctor, psychiatrist, or school teacher, you will need to fill out an authorization for us to speak with them.
In the following cases, therapists are mandated by law to report:
- If there is reported child or elder abuse.
- If the client is at imminent risk for hurting themselves or others.
- If the client’s records are subpoenaed.
With children, the custodial adults have the right to know what was discussed in session. I recommend, however, that parents do not request this information as losing the sense of confidentiality in therapy can cause children to shut down in treatment. However, if I am concerned about your child’s safety and well-being, I will breach confidentiality to discuss it with you. I prefer to talk to the child about my intent and then for us to talk to you together.
What to Expect
I work out of a small private barn, not a large facility. This allows greater privacy for therapy sessions, but it does have some drawbacks. It can be difficult, particularly, in cold weather to wash hands after a session. I will have hand sanitizer and/or baby wipes available for your use, however. I do not have a public restroom so please use the bathroom before coming to our farm.
Here is a quick Google Web Story: What is Animal Assisted Therapy?
What to Wear
Therapy is provided outdoors or inside the barn. I have a small tack room and the barn aisle that we can meet in during inclement weather. I will try to have cooling mist for hot weather, or a small space heater in cold weather, but please come dressed appropriately.
PLEASE WEAR CLOSE TOED SHOES such as sneakers or boots. You cannot walk through the field in sandals, Crocs, or heels. Animals don’t always pay attention to where their feet are and you could be injured if you don’t have the proper footwear. It is also a farm so there are plenty of things you don’t want to step in with the wrong footwear.
Wear sunscreen and bug spray when appropriate.
Will I Ride the Horses?
Equine assisted therapy is generally done on the ground so no horseback riding is involved. If you are looking to get started with riding lessons as well, I can refer you to some local farms.
Can I Bring Treats for the Animals?
I will have treats available for you to feed the animals after the session is over. Please do not bring treats for the animals. Some animals are sensitive to certain foods, and being given the wrong food can be dangerous. Even with safe foods, too much of the wrong treat can make an animal sick.
Did you know that horses can get sick when fed cut grass? While it’s safe for them to eat fresh grass,
once cut grass starts to ferment. This makes it unsafe for horses and others animals.
Can I Bring My Pet?
Please do not bring your pet to the session. This could be dangerous for both the animals on the farm, and for your animal.