"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Initial phone consultation (30 minutes): Free!
I do have a limited number of both psychotherapy and testing openings available in my practice for those requiring a reduced rate. Please contact me for details if you are interested in my services but are unable to afford the cost.
Payment is due at the time of service. I accept cash, check, and credit/debit card payments. You can also pay online with a credit/debit card through PayPal as indicated below. You do not need a PayPal account to utilize this service. When you make a payment using PayPal, all credit card processing is handled through PayPal. Your credit card information will not be stored by or provided to Dr. Shepherd. By entering your email address, a copy of your receipt will be sent to you by PayPal.
I do not accept insurance at this time but I am an out-of-network provider for most insurance plans. If you are interested in receiving reimbursement from your insurance company for my services, you should first contact your insurance company's member services to determine your out-of-network benefits. If you have questions about this process, please feel free to contact me and I am happy to offer assistance. If you do decide to use my services, I will gladly provide you all necessary documentation to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. While there are financial benefits to using insurance for psychotherapy and testing services, there are also potential drawbacks. Insurance companies require diagnostic information for coverage, which becomes part of your medical record, and may also limit the number of session you are allotted.
Please notify me at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel an appointment, Appointments that are not cancelled with at least 24 hour advance notice will be charged at full fee.