Policies and Fees



Each session is typically 60 minutes long.

The number of sessions for each client varies depending on the number and type of challenges you would like to work on. It is important to select a day and time out of the week when you are available to meet on a consistent basis in order to attain the greatest therapeutic benefit. 

Payment and Cancelation Policies

Payment is due at the end of each session. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card.

If you are unable to provide at least 24-hour notice, you will be charged a $50 fee for the canceled session; if you fail to cancel at all you will be responsible for the full session fee. 

Fees and Insurance

I am currently an in-network provider for Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield,  United Healthcare/Optum, 1199SEIU, MagnaCare, and Cigna. This means that you will most likely only be responsible for the co-pay and/or deductible. Each contract within these insurance plans is different so upon our initial phone call, I will gather your insurance information and make sure that I am an in-network provider for your particular plan so that you will not be responsible for any fees beyond your co-pay/deductible.

If you choose not to go through your insurance plan, or I do not participate in your plan, the fees are as follows:

$125 per initial intake session (60 minutes)

$100 per ongoing individual session (60 minutes)

$125 per ongoing couples session (60 minutes) 

Please contact me for a free phone consultation!

Danielle Mikhail, LMHC/LPC



Out-of-Network Benefits

Since I am an out-of-network provider for most other insurances, many clients choose to use their out-of-network benefits to help pay for therapy. Your insurance company may partially or fully cover the cost of services. Most insurers reimburse 60-80% of the fee. Some out-of-network insurers include GHI and Aetna. Please call the number on the back of your card to check your coverage. If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call!

If you choose to use your out-of-network benefits, you will be responsible for payment at the time of your session. Upon request, you will be provided with a receipt of services at the end of each month that you can submit to your insurance company directly for reimbursement.

It is recommended that you call your insurance provider to verify out-of-network coverage for outpatient mental (behavioral) health services. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
  • Do I have a deductible, and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
  • How much will I be reimbursed for out of network providers?
  • What is the required documentation and to what address do I submit claims to?