Policies

  • Counseling sessions are 50 minutes in length and are by appointment only.

  • Payment is expected at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements are made in advance.

  • Evans Counseling Services accepts insurance plans under Aetna Behavioral Health, Multiplan, ComPsych, Medicare, Capital Blue Cross, Highmark Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

  • Some insurance plans will provide out-of-network reimbursement for counseling fees.  Filing out-of-network claims is the responsibility of the client. If you plan to inquire with your insurance company about your out-of-network benefits, here are some questions to ask:
    1. Is pre-authorization necessary?
    2. Is there a deductible?
    3. What portion does the insurance pay per session?
    4. Is there a limit of sessions per year?
    5. How do I file claims?

  • Fees will be arranged upon scheduling the initial appointment.
    The relationship between a therapist and client is a confidential one. Information will only be released to others with your written permission, with these exceptions: If the client is assessed as a danger to self or others or where child abuse is suspected. Pertinent information may be shared with the appropriate people without written consent of the client regarding these two exceptions. Further privacy and confidentiality information will be provided at the first appointment.