Important information for patients

Here you can find answers to common questions regarding our practice. If you have other questions or issues, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

We specialize in treating children, adolescents and adults who struggle with food, weight and body image concerns, including:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED):
    • Atypical Anorexia
    • Atypical Bulimia
    • Atypical Binge Eating Disorder
    • Purging Disorder
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Orthorexia
  • Excessive/Compulsive Exercise
  • Diabulimia/Misuse of Insulin

We also treat children and adults who struggle with Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder, grief, life transitions, low self esteem, perfectionism, and life stressors. We also work with supporters (parents, spouses/parents, etc) of those struggling with eating disorders to provide support and guidance on how best to help their loved one.

Typically, outpatient therapy is most effective when we meet weekly to sustain motivation and progress. As your symptoms improve, we will discuss your progress towards your goals and determine if less frequent sessions are appropriate.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder usually consists of 20-24 sessions, depending on several factors. Usually you will see some symptom improvement in the first 4-6 sessions. Once eating disorder symptoms are improving, if there are any other issues, such as depression or anxiety, treatment may begin to focus on these concerns. The treatment for Anorexia varies dependent on a number of factors that may be unique to the individual and symptom presentation.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) requires a commitment of at least 6 months, and often up to a year.

Family Based Treatment (FBT) was developed to be quick acting and proceeds with with three phases and typically consists of 15-20 sessions over a year. Phase 1 focuses on weight restoration. Phase 2 consists of transitioning eating back to the child/adolescent. Phase 3 is initiated when the child is above 95% of her/his ideal weight, and shifts focus on helping the child establish a healthy identity.

Eating behaviors are rarely the only concern of patients. Often, life stressors, interpersonal conflicts or other mental health issues (anxiety, depression) impact your eating behaviors. Therefore, we will likely address other concerns and issues within the context of treating your eating disorder.

Improvement in symptoms relies on the work that you put into therapy. CBT and DBT are both therapies that require practice of skills and other techniques in-between sessions; therefore, you will have to spend time outside of our sessions to see the most improvement.

We are in-network on several insurance panels. We are NOT participating providers in any Medicaid or Medicare products. Please see the insurance section for more details.

Payment for sessions is required at the time of service, and we offer a convenient method of payment. The preferred method by our patients is by a credit/debit card kept securely on file. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Debit, and most FSA/HSA cards. Credit cards are kept securely through our billing system, and we typically charge between 6pm and 9pm the day of the session. You have the ability to keep more than one card on file if you wish.

If you cancel prior to 48 hours of your scheduled session, you will not be charged a fee. If you cancel within 48 hours of a scheduled session, you will be responsible for the full session fee, which will not be paid by insurance.


New Patients

For new patients, please call 614.431.1418 (at the first menu, press 0) to set up an initial evaluation and consultation session.

You can also request an appointment through the scheduling widget below.

After we receive the request, our office will reach out to you to ask a few questions to make sure our clinicians are the right fit for your needs. Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive a welcome email with a link to your secure patient portal where you will be asked to review, complete and sign several forms prior to your first session. These forms need to be completed within 72 hours, otherwise you will be asked to reschedule.

If you do not see any availability for the clinician you are wishing to schedule with, please call our office to inquire about being placed on a waiting list.

Current Patients

If you are a current patient, scheduling can be completed online. As an established patient, you have access to a client portal where you can view and schedule appointments, access invoices, send secure messages, and pay your session fees. Please click here to access your portal.


If you wish to pay out of pocket, rates range from $200-$275, depending on the type of session. Treatment often requires our therapists coordinating care of our patients with other providers such as dietitians, physicians, and psychiatrists/psychiatric nurse practitioners. Our fees reflect not only quality treatment received in session, but also reflects the time we spend coordinating care with other providers involved in our patients’ care, communicating with our patients outside of session, and consulting to ensure that our patients are receiving the best care possible.

At this time, we cannot provide discounts on our services, though we continue to explore how to make treatment more affordable for those whose insurance does not cover our services. We are dedicated to training, and depending on availability, we may be able to provide quality treatment through one of our trainees who receive consultation and/or supervision by one of our experts. Please reach out to us if you are interested in this alternative.


Most insurance plans have a mental health benefit. Often times you will owe a co-pay or co-insurance for each visit, similar to a visit to your family physician. Some plans require pre-authorization for coverage so be sure to call your insurance company prior to your first appointment. When you call your insurance company you may wish to ask if there is a deductible, if there is a co-pay/co-insurance, and how many sessions you are allowed per year. You can use this worksheet to help guide your questions.

We are in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Humana (commercial only)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • OhioHealthy
  • Ohio Health Choice
  • OSU PrimeCare Plans
  • OSU Student Health Insurance

**At this time, we are NOT participating providers for United/United Behavioral Health, Optum, Anthem BCBS, or Tricare. If your behavioral health benefits are covered by a policy by one of these companies, we can provide you with a superbill (receipt) for you to submit for reimbursement of any out-of-network benefits. You can call the number on the back of your insurance card and use the questions to guide your questions about your out-of-network coverage.**

1. Is there Outpatient Mental Health Coverage? _____Yes _____No

If so, what type of coverage(s): ___Individual ___Group ____Marital ____Family

2. Are there any limits to mental health benefits?:_________________________________________

3. Is pre-authorization necessary? _____Yes _____No

If yes, please request any required forms. _____ (check if requested/obtained)

4. Are there out-of-network benefits? ____Yes _____No

If yes, what are the details? __________________________________________

5. Is there a yearly deductible? _____Yes _____No

$_______per year for individual $____________per year for family

How much has been met to date? $__________

6. Is there a yearly out-of-pocket max? _____Yes _____No

$_______per year for individual $____________per year for family

How much has been met to date? $__________

7. Coverage Details: _____% covered for in-network provider _____% covered for out-of-network provider

_____ # of sessions covered per year

8. Is there a co-pay or co-insurance amount that needs to be paid directly by the client at each appointment? How much is it? ___________

**We are NOT participating providers in any Medicaid or Medicare products.**

Please contact the office at 614-431-1418 for insurance coverage inquiries.

What does out-of-network mean?

Out of Network means that insurance companies can reimburse part of your services, though the level of reimbursement is at the discretion of your company. Most clients are reimbursed 60-100% of session fees, depending on the insurance and deductible criteria. This means that if your deductible has been met, your out of pocket cost can be lower than full fee. If you’re interested in using your out of network benefit, I can provide a receipt at each visit upon request, but also encourage you to contact your insurance company directly and ask the following questions:

  • Do I need to meet a deductible before my services are covered? If so, what is this amount?
  • What percentage of an out of network fee is covered after this deductible is met?
  • What are any limits for my out of network mental health benefits, such as visit limits?
  • What is the reimbursement process for out of network expenses?


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