Dr. Harvey Barker Ph.D. Licensed Professional Counselor Blacksburg Virginia
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Fees

I currently practice with limited office hours, based on appointments. My current fees are typical for this area and payment may be made by cash, check or credit card. My current fee is $125.00 per session for individual or couples therapy, and payment is due at the end of each session. Testing and evaluation fees vary based on the service. I will try to negotiate a fee modification for people who have a financial hardship.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Some people also submit receipts to their workplace flexible spending accounts for reimbursement. One advantage of using flexible spending accounts is that these accounts do not require any diagnosis be given.

Keep in mind that insurance companies require a diagnosis for payment.

Cancellation Policy

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

Insurance

After many years of dealing with health insurance companies, I am now no longer on the provider panels of insurance companies. Due to current policies regarding diagnosis, privacy, and length of treatment, I do not currently accept insurance. This policy helps me protect your privacy. Insurance companies require the clinician to assign a medical diagnosis, and they may limit the number of allowable sessions. I have not always found this to be in the client's best interest. Some diagnoses may negatively impact a client's eligibility for future health insurance, as well as, school or work placements. If you choose to use insurance, it is your responsibility to inquire with your health insurance carrier directly to determine how much you may be reimbursed for visits with an “out of network provider” (which is what I am).

At your request, I will give you an itemized (receipt) of our sessions which you may then submit to your insurance company.

Office location:

305 Washington Street SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060

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