My private practice is exclusively a tele-therapy practice. This means that you can meet with me from the comfort of your home. Through a secure and confidential video conferencing platform, I can offer the same treatment as if we were to meet in person. Just like with in-person therapy, we will discuss your goals, create a treatment plan, and engage in therapy to achieve your goals. To engage in tele-therapy, all you need is a good internet connection and a quiet, private space. You will need to be at a stationary address during our appointments.
I think that it is important for me to consult with a referring provider who can provide background on your health conditions and share medical records, where appropriate. As part of your intake paperwork, I will ask you to fill out a form that will allow me to consult with your medical providers to better assess your needs and help optimize your care.
I can offer tele-therapy services throughout Maryland and the PSYPACT participating states (click here to see the full list).
Integrated Mental Health Assessments and Feedback
Spinal cord stimulator (SCS) evaluations
Bariatric surgery psychological evaluations
Chronic pain treatment evaluations
Coping with health-related issues, including but not limited to:
Health promotion strategies, including but not limited to:
Health maintenance motivation
Health-related anxiety and stress
Stress management and overall emotional distress
Please complete the intake paperwork at your own pace using my HIPPA-compliant system prior to your first appointment
I understand that therapy is an investment in your health and well-being, and I strive to provide treatment that is worth that investment. I accept credit cards or HSA cards as forms of payment at or before the time services are rendered.
Initial Diagnostic Evaluation (CPT Code: 90791): $220
Standard Follow-up Sessions,
50 minutes (CPT Code: 90834): $185
Since all services will be conducted via tele-health, your CPT codes will have an added “-95” modifier. For instance, Initial Diagnostic Evaluation CPT Code would be 90791-95
Spinal Cord Stimulator or Bariatric Surgery Evaluation
Review of medical records, psychological evaluation, testing, interpretation, reporting, and feedback: $400
CPT codes – 97091 for the initial evaluation, 96130/96131 chart review/integration/clinical decision making, 96136 for scoring and analyzing results of objective measures
Including telephone calls between sessions as well as completing forms and writing letters on behalf of patients
5-10 minutes: $20
11-20 minutes: $50
21-30 minutes: $90
31-60 minutes: $150
I am not contracted with any insurance companies. Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible that you may be reimbursed for therapy services in full or in part. After each session, you’ll be provided with a statement (a “superbill”) for insurance reimbursement. If you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance company may reimburse you directly for whatever amount they agree to pay after you meet your deductible.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure that you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand – either via phone or via email. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session.
Sliding Scale Rates
I reserve a few slots for patients who need services at a reduced fee.
Yearly Rate Increase
Please note that once a year, around January 1st, I expect to raise rates by $10.
Disclaimer for Good Faith Estimate for Private Pay and Out-of-Network Patients
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan that they are entitled to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE). This notice is required both orally and in writing, upon request or at the time of scheduling healthcare services. The GFE shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for services provided by Wandner Health & Wellness LLC. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. It does not take into account any reimbursement that you may receive as a result of out-of-network benefits.
The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur.
If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill.
You may contact Dr. Laura Wandner to let her know that the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask her to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available.