I am a member of the Companion Benefit Alternatives, Inc. Network, which includes the following health plans: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, BlueChoice HealthPlan, Planned Administrators, and Federal Employees Program. I am also a Tricare Certified Mental Health Counselor, Other insurance Networks are: Cigna, Aetna, Magellan, United Healthcare (Optum) and APS Healthcare and First Choice by Select Health, Cenpatico, Morina, and Wellcare. I also am on EAP networks.
I ask that payment be made, or insurance coverage verified before each session unless otherwise discussed. Please pay your insurance co-payment at each visit. I accept insurance, personal checks, cash, credit card as forms of payment. A $25 service charge will be assessed for all returned checks. I also ask for 24 hour notice for missed visits, otherwise a fee of $25.00 will be charged.
My initial assessment fee for the first sessions is $175. Each initial assessment
sessions lasts 1 hour. My individual sessions after the initial assessment is $125. Couples or family therapy sessions are 60 minutes and the fee is $150. For those who do not have insurance, I charged a $75.00 fee, called sliding scale.
Kathleen B. Stringer, PhD, LPC(S), MAC,CHt, NCC
I ask for those who are using EAP (Employee Assistant Program). To call the EAP carrier, verify that I am a provider on their panel and get the authorization number, the number of visits allowed, and the mailing address for sending claims.