What states are you licensed to practice in?
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. I am also a Licensed clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey.
I offer telehealth services for clients in these three states.
Do you offer in-person services?
No, I do not. I work virtually primarily.
Do you take insurance?
I am an in-network provider with United Healthcare (Optum) and Aetna through my billing service Alma. To use your in-network benefits, you can request a consultation through my Alma profile at https://secure.helloalma.com/providers/shayan-salar/ . I am also an out-of-network provider. For those who plan to use their out-of-network benefits, you will be provided a document called a Superbill on the first of each month. You can present this document to your insurance company for reimbursement. It is important you follow-up with your insurance company to determine the percentage they will reimburse.
What are some questions to ask my insurance company?
Do I have out-of-network mental health coverage?
If so, what is the percentage that my out-of-network benefits will reimburse?
Does my insurance cover online therapy, telemental health, telehealth, or video-conferencing services?
Do I have a separate yearly deductible for mental health or is it included in my medical deductible?
Do I have coverage to see a New Jersey and Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who is out of network?
What is my deductible?
How many sessions per year am I eligible for with coverage?
What is the cap in the amount of money expended per year?
Do you accept credit cards?
Do you prescribe medications?
I do not prescribe medications. In New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, psychiatric medications must be prescribed by a licensed physician. I work closely with psychiatrists to make sure you are, when necessary, properly medicated.
Do you provide family therapy, or couples therapy?
I do not identify as a family, or a couples therapist - however, I may invite a person's thoughts/feelings about doing these types of sessions for specific purposes and limited time. I have a referral network of skilled family and couples therapists and will make referrals as necessary.
What are your fees?
All recommendations are clinically driven.
Biopsychosocial assessment (Intake - First Meeting) : $215.00.
60-minute sessions: $215.00.
45-minute session (standard): $185.00
30-minute session (when clinically determined): $150.00
Group sessions: $120.00
In limited cases, a reduced-fee is available.