Increased Confidentiality

In order for an insurance company to pay for therapy, they need some information from the therapist, including your medical diagnosis, and what type of session(s) you had, and they may even request additional records like progress notes. By not billing insurance, any clinical information (including relevant diagnoses, services rendered, and notes) are kept solely within the provider’s company. By keeping the third-party payor out of the process, there are no extra hands in your “stuff”. You will likely feel more comfortable that your private information is, in fact, being kept private.

Increased Flexibility and Customized Approaches to Treatment

Because insurance tends to follow a standardized and cookie-cutter approach to treatment, they allow for only very specific session structures, will only authorize a certain number of sessions, and will hold clients to very specific timelines. By not billing insurance, you and your therapist are free to operate however will be most helpful for you and your concerns, including what you talk about, how often you meet, and what goals you set. You get to have the power. All of it. There are no meddling systems micromanaging your care.