STEVON LEWIS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Services

Asking for assistance is difficult for any person; asking for assistance from a stranger can be an even more daunting task. 

I work with individuals that are struggling with Impostor Phenomenon (IP), depression, or anxiety. Often times we aren't conscious of the negative thinking patterns that lead to false perceptions of self and unhealthy negative emotions. I teach you how to challenge irrational beliefs and reduce depressive or anxious feelings.

In addition, to working with individuals dealing with depression or anxiety, I assist couples with expressing their needs and expectations clearly so that they can begin to experience the happiness that may have disappeared from their relationship.

Areas of treatment that I specialize in are:

  • Impostor Phenomenon
  • Anxiety/stress issues, including panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions/career issues
  • Men's issues

Therapy Sessions: Sessions are conducted face-to-face in Therapist's office and last approximately 50-minutes. Fees are payable at the time that services are rendered. Please ask your therapist if you wish to discuss a written agreement that specifies an alternative payment procedure. Therapist accepts cash, checks, and major credit cards (Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover etc.), PayPal, Venmo, or Therapist can issue an invoice. Patient will be notified of any fee adjustment in advance. In addition, this fee may be adjusted by contract with insurance companies, managed care organizations, or other third-party payors, or by agreement with Therapist.  

For some individuals (e.g., social anxiety disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, distance, etc.), therapist may determine that telephone or online therapy (Doxy.me) sessions are appropriate. Teletherapy has been shown to be as effective as psychotherapy done face-to-face. Discuss these options with Therapist at the beginning of treatment to determine if this would be a good fit.

Insurance: You are responsible for any and all fees not reimbursed by your insurance company, managed care organization, or any other third-party payor. You are responsible for verifying and understanding the limits of your coverage, as well as your co-payments and deductibles. Many insurance companies will cover some portion of mental health services, but every plan is different. I am not a contracted provider with any insurance company, managed care organization. However, if you have a PPO plan, there is a good chance that your insurance will provide some compensation for "out-of-network" providers. I am happy to provide you with a statement (Superbill), which you can submit to the third-party of your choice to seek reimbursement of fees already paid. Additionally, sometimes you can use funds from your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for medical services, including mental health services.

If you are interested in working with me and feel that you would like your insurance to reimburse you for some or all of your costs, you will need to contact your insurance company to determine your coverage for reimbursement. Some questions you should ask:  

  • Do I need a referral from a physician before I can get therapy? 
  • Does my insurance cover a provider outside of network? 
  • What is my deductible that must be met first? 
  • How much will my plan cover for each session? (Please note that this may be a specific dollar amount or percentage of the fee or some combination between the two) 
  • Is there a limit for number of sessions per year or on amount of fees per year?

Please understand that I cannot guarantee coverage, so please be sure to check with your insurance company before we begin working together if you require your insurance to assist you.

Privacy Considerations: If you are considering using your insurance to pay for all or some of your therapy, there are certain additional considerations you should understand. I am committed to doing everything possible to maintain confidentiality in working with you. However, when you choose to pay for your own therapy rather than going through your insurance company, you maintain greater control over your treatment and privacy. Insurance companies require a mental illness diagnosis in order to process and reimburse claims. Some companies also want additional personal information and/or treatment progress reports to determine fee payment, length of treatment, etc. Additionally, it is possible that this personal information, including your diagnosis, will remain in your medical history and might affect later access to health or disability coverage, even after you've made progress and no longer need therapy.

Cancellation Policy: You are responsible for payment of the agreed upon fee for any missed session(s). You are also responsible for payment of the agreed upon fee for any session(s) for which you failed to give at least 24 hours notice of cancellation.