• OCD • ANXIETY • TICS • PTSD • SPECIALIZED VIRTUAL TREATMENT
Dr. Curiel believes tending to mental health is just as important as physical health prevention and maintenance. Emotional wellbeing is fluid. Actual psychological conditions can be quite impairing, and if ignored, will likely worsen. While you are considering investing in your mental health, note that evidence-based treatments are often short-term (15-18 sessions) and therefore the most cost-effective option in the long-run.
A card on file and a paid deposit of 50% of the clinical fee is required In order to reserve the first appointment. Your understanding is very much appreciated.
Clinical Hourly Fee: $130*
*If you cannot afford this fee, please inquire with Dr. Curiel if she has any available reduced fee slots (they are limited).
If the intake is canceled with more than 24 hours notice, the intake deposit will be refunded. Less than 24 hours cancelation notice and no show deposits will not be refunded.
Per your intake paperwork, you will sign a form stating you agree to provide 24 hours notice when you cancel an appointment; otherwise, a 50% cancelation fee will be charged. In the event of a 911 emergency, this fee will be waived.
A deposit of 50% of the clinical fee will be collected before an intake appointment is confirmed. All subsequent fees are due in full at the time of service.
Only electronic payments are accepted (i.e. debit, credit, or HSA/FSA cards). Dr. Curiel will provide a link to pay via Ivy Pay (HIPAA compliant electronic merchant system). Fee charge confirmations are sent via text.
Insurance is not accepted for many reasons similar to other specialists. Insurance companies often: require entire history assessment for approval of initial therapy sessions, challenge diagnoses, limit number of approved sessions based on diagnosis or their assessment of progress, drop coverage in the middle of a treatment episode, require disclosure of notes, offer low provider reimbursement rate (not commensurate with training). Additionally, accepting insurance would require significant administrative time or support staff to manage this piece for every patient (e.g. call to verify benefits, call to obtain prior authorizations, monitor claims paid versus rejected, fix or challenge rejections).
After years of me completing steps to attain various state licenses to expand access to care for OCD, select states enacted legislation for approved psychologists to practice virtually across state lines. Please note: I am already licensed in MO, KS, & KY (and soon, reactivating CA).