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Services and Specialties

Dr. David Rainen maintains a specialty working with adolescents (ages 12 – 18) and college-age students (ages 18 – 25).  However, he also has extensive experience treating children, adults, families, and couples.

Other specialties include:

  • Child, Adolescent, & Emerging Adult Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities in Children and Adolescents
  • Parenting Difficulties / Caregiver Stress
  • Family Problems
  • Relationship Problems
  • Marriage and Divorce
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Substance Abuse & Addiction

Types of Services and Fees

A free 15-minute initial consultation is offered to meet Dr. Rainen, as well as ask general questions about his practice, and evaluate whether or not this therapeutic relationship meets your needs.

Should you wish to continue meeting with Dr. Rainen, please see additional rates for services provided below:


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Intake Evaluation (First Session)

80 Minute Session
$300.00


Individual Therapy

45 Minute Session
$175.00


Payment is due at the start of each therapy session.  Only Cash or Checks are accepted at this time

Family or Couples Therapy

45 Minute Session
$225.00


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

Yes, I do.  At this time, I only take Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Tufts Health Plan.  I also am an Out-Of-Network Provider for those who are on a PPO health plan for some other insurance company than Blue Cross or Tufts.  For those without either of these two insurance plans, or for those who prefer not to involve their insurance company for sessions, I do provide the option for private pay (see prices above).

 

Is using your insurance right for you?

Why would someone choose to pay for their therapy sessions out-of-pocket?  There are numerous reasons one might consider not using their insurance to cover the expenses of therapy, but the most common one is that by taking private insurance, your privacy can be limited.  If a medical practitioner accepts insurance, the managed care companies require that a diagnosis immediately be made after the initial visit. The insurance companies then determine if the diagnosis is sufficiently severe enough for them to agree to pay for future visits, and for how many visits they will allow. This puts the client and the therapist in a difficult position, as this could mean that someone is unable to receive the treatment they need. Furthermore, the managed care companies then also have access and permission to view any of your therapy notes as they see fit.  These diagnoses can then become part of your long-term medical record which are subject to review by others in a number of different situations where the individual may not wish others to have this information.  Using your insurance to pay for your sessions may be the right option for you, but it is necessary that you are informed of the limits of your confidentiality when doing so.

 

Do you offer payment plans?

I understand that everyone has a different financial situation that may limit their flexibility to pay for these sessions, and I am sympathetic to this issue. I firmly believe that therapy should be accessible to everyone who wants or needs it. As such, I am always open to arranging a payment plan with all of my clients in order to spread the cost of your treatment over a period longer than the course of your treatment. If this is a concern of yours, please do not hesitate to contact me about this matter.

What if I need to miss or cancel my appointment?

Sometimes unavoidable situations happen and you may need to cancel your therapy appointment.  This is a normal part of life, and I completely understand.  However, I request that you notify me of your need to reschedule as soon as possible, so that I may offer the time to someone else who might benefit from it.  By notifying me 24 hours in advance of a missed or cancelled appointment, you can avoid the $175 missed appointment fee.