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Fees and Insurance

Long Island DBT Group is an out-of-network outpatient provider.  We focus on clinical excellence in implementing a DBT adherent program and strive to maintain the highest quality of care for our clients. This includes weekly DBT individual therapy sessions conducted or supervised by intensively trained DBT therapists, DBT skills training groups, phone coaching, and a weekly DBT consultation team meeting.  In a number of controlled studies, this model has been shown to significantly reduce hospitalizations, and the incidence and severity of suicide and self-harm behaviors.

Fees:   Intake assessment:  $275

Weekly individual therapy session:  $195

Weekly DBT skills training group:  $75

Weekly adolescent/parent DBT skills training group:  $150 (adolescent and one or both parents)

Parent and family education support :  $75 per person

* Fees are subject to change

Insurance

Here are some tips for dealing with your insurance company. If you have out-of-network benefits, you will pay Long Island DBT Group when treatment is rendered and be given a claim form to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. It is helpful to call your insurance company in advance of your first visit so that you understand your out-of-network benefits.  You will want to ask your insurance company the following questions:

  • Can I go out of network?
  • Is there a separate deductible for mental health treatment?
  • How many sessions per year are covered?
  • How much does the insurance company reimburse for each session?

Your insurance company may tell you that there is no need to go out of network because their network includes a number of DBT therapists. Unfortunately, this is not the case. While many therapists attend professional workshops to learn the benefits of DBT, and may indicate that they are knowledgeable about DBT in a survey the insurance company sends to them each year, LI DBT is one of only a few DBT adherent programs in our region. DBT adherent programs are those whose therapists have been intensively trained by Behavioral Tech, LLC, which is headed by DBT creator Dr. Marsha Linehan and who follow the protocol discussed in the box below.

 

To determine if a therapist is DBT adherent, ask these questions:

  • Was the therapist intensively trained as a DBT therapist by Behavioral Tech, LLC?
  • Does he or she conduct DBT skills training groups?
  • Does he or she work within the framework of a DBT consultation team?
  • Does he or she provide phone coaching?

A DBT adherent therapist will answer “Yes” to all of these questions.