Rates & Payment
$152 for a 60 minute intake or therapy session
$1520 for the 10-session massed-trauma treatment package, This does not include the intake appointments required to determine if you are eligible for massed-trauma treatment, which are billed at the $152 hourly rate.
Completion of an intake for general psychotherapy services or the massed-trauma treatment does not guarantee that you will be accepted as a patient.
Good Neighbor Psychology accepts select Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Western New York Plans. We do not accept Highmark Western New York’s Child Health Plus, Medicaid, or Medicare advantage plans. The best way to verify what your plan will cover is to call your insurance and ask whether Dr. Vanessa Tirone is an in network provider, and what your mental health benefits are.
Out of Network Plans
If you have a different insurance plan and you would like to use insurance benefits, we can give you a copy of your bill that you may submit to your insurance company. The insurance company may reimburse a portion of your bill utilizing your out of network benefits. Keep in mind that insurance companies generally determine whether a provider is considered in network or out of network based on where the provider is located. So, although Good Neighbor Psychology treats patients all across Illinois and New York state, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield may consider us out of network if your plan is not based in the Western New York Region.
If you would like to use out of network benefits, it may be helpful to ask your insurance company the following questions about your coverage:
- Does my plan cover mental health care by out of network providers?
- How much will my plan cover if I see an out of network psychologist for a diagnostic evaluation or a 60 minute therapy session?
- Do I have an out of network deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
*Please note, some insurance companies may not reimburse you at all for massed-trauma treatment, or may only provide partial reimbursement, because many insurance companies limit how many sessions they will pay for during a single week.
Good Neighbor Psychology accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and HSA/FSA cards through our secure patient portal. We are not able to support the use of services such as PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. These services are not HIPPA compliant, meaning that they may provide less protection for your personal information.
Payment for intake evaluations and general psychotherapy sessions are due at the time of service. The massed-trauma treatment requires $304 deposit due at the time you book your treatment week. This deposit reserves 10 hours of Dr. Tirone’s time for the week of your treatment. When you attend treatment, this deposit will be applied to your balance, It is highly recommended that you clear your other obligations for the massed-trauma treatment week, as the deposit will not be refunded if you no-show treatment or cancel with less than 7 days notice. Exceptions will be considered with appropriate documentation of medical or mental health emergencies.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session. Cancellation of the 10-session massed-trauma package requires 1 week notice. Otherwise you will lose your deposit and will be charged for any individual sessions that were cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!