Frequently Asked Questions
How much will therapy cost?
The initial session is $190 and the subsequent 45 minute sessions are $165.
Do you accept insurance?
Peace of Mind does not accept insurance. Peace of Mind is an Out Of Network Provider for Insurances. After payment of the session, the office will submit a receipt to your insurance company on a monthly basis. The insurance company will reimburse you for the cost of the session.
How do I set up an appointment for myself or my child?
After reading through the bios on the website pick the therapist that you feel would be the best fit for you or your child. Call the office at 908-363-5535 to speak with our Intake Coordinator Amy to set up a free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!
What if I need to cancel a scheduled appointment?
If you need to cancel a scheduled appointment please do so by calling the office 24 hours in advance. You will be responsible for the full amount for the session if we do not receive cancellation within the 24 hour timeframe.
What happens during the first session?
We know that reaching out for counseling can be intimdating and we will work to make you feel safe and comfortable during the process. After the initial phone consultation, you will be sent a link for the intake forms. Please fill out the forms to help provide more time for the initial session.
Upon arrival have a seat and make yourselves comfortable in one of our waiting rooms. Help yourself to some tea, water or coffee at the station.
During the first session you will be invited into the room, introduced to your therapist and provided with a tour of the building. During the first part of the session your therapist will explain confidentiality and consent to treatment. You will learn a little bit about your therapists background and their modality of therapy. Here you will be invited to share your story and what brought you to therapy.
Please remember, therapy is a team effort, and as a team our purpose is to accomplish the goals you desire to reach. We look forward to meeting you!
What questions should I ask my insurance company regarding reimbursement?
Before your intial phone consultation with Peace of Mind, please call your insurance company and ask the following questions:
~Will my insurance company cover mental health counseling?
~Will I be reimbursed if I visit an out of network provider?
~What is my deductible and has it been met?
~How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
~If my insurance company will reimburse me, what is the percentage that I will receive?
~Do I need a referral from my doctor to being therapy?
~Do I need a letter of medical necessity? If so, would my primary care physician or counselor provide the insurance company with the letter? What is the address for the letter?
~Aside from a paper receipt from the therapy office, are there any other forms or documentation that need to be sent along with the receipt?
~What is the claims address?
Do therapists provide documentation for court cases?
To maintain the sanctity and privacy of the families in the practice, we do not offer written collaterals for court cases. If therapists are reporting to court on the sessions, participants will not feel as though they can openly share their deepest thoughts. Fear and mistrust may govern the session, instead of the need to heal. Peace of Mind Counseling works to help people feel safe and secure throughout the therapeutic process. Therefore we will refer families in need of written documentation to outside evaluators in the community.
What is the good faith estimate?
The cost of services depends on a number of factors including your type of treatment, frequency of services, and duration of treatment. You can receive an estimate of service costs as described below.
As of January 1, 2022, under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.