FAQs

That depends on your insurance and benefits.
Please check your coverage to verify:

  1. You have mental health insurance benefits.
  2. Your deductible and if it has been met.
  3. How many sessions per year your health insurance covers.
  4. The coverage amount per therapy session
  5. If approval is required from your primary care physician.

The providers at Persoma Counseling associates are currently in-network for several major health insurance, managed care, and EAP plans, including:

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UPMC
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • MH-Net / Health America


Confirm Select Clinician:

Please confirm that your clinician is participating with your insurance before scheduling.

Please Note: Copays
All copays are estimates, based on the information we were able to obtain from your insurance carrier. 

We cannot guarantee payment from your insurance carrier; therefore, it is possible that the actual copay will be higher than anticipated.  You will be responsible for a balance over and above what you are expecting.



I Don’t See My Insurance

If you do not see your insurance plan listed, please contact us. Our therapists are individually credentialed with multiple networks.

Do I Have to Use My Insurance?
Some people decide not to use their insurance for privacy purposes or because the service they are seeking is not covered by insurance.  If this is the case, we will be happy to discuss a fee-for-service arrangement with you.

We offer cash, check, credit or debit card services for your convenience.

Fee schedule is based on a typical 50-minute session:

Master’s Level Licensed Professional – $150 per billable hour

Master’s Level Pre-Licensed Professional – $60 per billable hour

Master’s Level Intern – $25 per session


 

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY MATER’S LEVEL:

Licensed Professionals – These are clinicians with at least 2 years of experience in the field and have satisfied the requisite number of supervision hours to obtain their clinical license in Pennsylvania. These individuals are eligible to be credentialed with the major insurance carriers.

Pre-license Professionals – These are clinicians who have obtained a master’s degree in social work, counseling or the like and have not yet attained the requisite number of work hours or supervision in order to obtain their clinical license in Pennsylvania. These individuals may be credentialed with the major insurance carriers, but this is not a given.

Interns – these are master’s level graduate students in their second year of training in the counseling field. They are obtaining experience in the field under the supervision of a licensed clinician and are not eligible for credentialing with insurance companies.

Yes.

Got To PAY MY BILL for our step-by-step instruction on how to pay your bill online.

If you need assistance, you can call the business office at 412-823-5155 (x615) M-F 8am-4pm.

The first appointment is an opportunity for the therapist to get to know you and for you to get to know us. We initially start by reviewing your registration information and completing some basic paperwork. Once that is finished, the remainder of the time is spent discussing your goals, gathering additional background information and determining the best way that we can be of assistance.

If this is your first appointment, please plan to arrive a few minutes early to ensure the appointment begins promptly at your appointment time. If you have questions prior to your appointment, feel free to contact your clinician directly or the business office at 412-823-5155 (x610) M-F 8am-4pm.