Fees for Tracy Schaperow, Psy.D. and Sam Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT vary depending on the type of service, its length, and the provider. Rates range from $45*-~$280** for therapy/coaching, and psychological testing (we provide testing for gifted, detailed IQ w/o learning disability eval., and personality testing) ranges from ~$500-$1800.  Insurance only covers mental illnesses, and rarely this testing.   We accept checks, cash, and some of us may accept HSA/credit cards (please inquire prior to coming in if using a credit card).  The Schaperows can be reached at 860-447-2047. 

Tracy Schaperow, Psy.D. and Sam Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT have successfully removed their contracting with managed care providers (except Dr. Tracy Schaperow is on Medicare with limited openings).  However, we can provide you with a form with all codes filled in so you'll not need to deal with the hassle of filling out insurance forms in order to obtain reimbursement from you PPO.  However, you may face a deductible before coverage begins.

Tracy Schaperow, Psy.D. and Sam Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT choose to work very little with managed care insurance companies, ensuring our clients maximum privacy, maintaining small to moderate case-loads (typically 1/2 what other therapists do) in order to be able to do extensive intersession work, consultations, etc., and to maintain flexibility in treatment planning.

*$45 is for very brief, [behavioral] prescriptive sessions, while **$280 is for certain couple work.  

Our associates, independent practitioners operating within the same space, who are on insurance panels and/or reduced fees, are:

I. Associates:

A. Insurance, in-network plans taken:
Lee Oren, LCSW (203-376-2658) (ages 13+, w/a specialty in young adult females; no Medicare as primary, & not taking addiction, specific grief counseling, court mandated, couples, exclusively OCD, males w/sliding fee, high risk, sex therapy, autism, or custody cases)
-Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
-out-of-network on other plans
-sliding-fee-scale available

Meg Berry, LCSW (860-501-9767)  Day openings, only
, and only short-term counseling (2-3 months).  (ages 18-50, w/older if a good fit, no primary & secondary insurances, & no family/couple work)
-HealthyCT (HCT)
-out-of-network on other plans
-sliding-fee-scale available

Jeff Matyas, LADC (860-447-8982, ext. 4) (Ages 13+, & only takes drug & alcohol cases). 
-out-of-network on other plans
-sliding-fee-scale available

B. Sliding-fee-scale, reduced fees, and/or out-of-network plans taken:

All but the Schaperows offer reduced fees.

II. Affiliates:

Arlene Werner, Ph.D. (860-447-8982, ext. 0)
(does not do brain-injury, suboxone, video game addiction, dual insurance, or generally reduced fee)
If a really good fit, such as "
adolescent, depressed, anxious young adult, parenting issues, mood disorders", Dr. Werner may see people with:
-Pequot plus

Richard Conover, LCSW (449-3993) Has not replied on insurance accepted.  Thus listed as caseload full, until we hear otherwise.

Notes: Does not accept referrals directly from Bark or similar pay-per-referral websites.
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Even when seeing someone in an insurance network, there are times when mental health is not covered.  If you do see a provider who gets you covered for any of the following by altering the diagnosis for reimbursement purposes, do you really wish to see that kind of therapist?  Ahead is the information quoted from Anthem.com, which covers Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  Most insurers use this exact same formula:

"MENTAL HEALTH CARE: The term Mental Health Care means services provided to treat a mental

disorder as defined in the most recent edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s “Diagnostic and

Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”. Mental Health Care does not include (1) mental retardation, (2)

learning disorders, (3) motor skills disorder, (4) communication disorders, (5) caffeine-related disorders,

(6) relational problems, and (7) additional conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention, that are not

otherwise defined as mental disorders in the most recent edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s

“Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’."