Dr. Poysky PhD is currently accepting new patients for evaluations.
Alyssa Muchaw MA, LPC, NCC is accepting new patients for therapy/counseling services.
Do you accept my insurance?
Dr. Poysky is in-network with Cigna and Aetna.
We encourage you to verify the following information for your child as soon as possible and well before the scheduled appointment, so you are aware of your benefit coverage.
Please call the member services department of your insurance carrier to get answers to these questions:
1. Does my child have mental health benefits? (If no, please call us to verify office visit charges)
2. Will mental health benefits be billed directly to Cigna or Aetna? (If no, KCPA will not bill to any other payor. Please call us to verify out of network visit charges)
3. Is there a remaining deductible balance that needs to be met? What percentage is covered after that is met?
4. Is there an office visit copay?
5. Will a testing visit CPT code 96101 be covered under a copay or deductible?
Visits that are not billed to insurance can be paid with cash, check or major credit card and are due at the time of the visit.
**You may have out-of-network benefits that can be reimbursed by your insurance provider. Contact your insurance provider to verify.
If your insurance is not listed above, please call your insurance provider directly to find a provider that is in your network.
Can Dr. Poysky still see my child if we are not in their network?
Yes. We can still see your child, however, you would be responsible for payment at the time of the scheduled visit.
Does my child need an evaluation or therapy?
An evaluation is recommended when there are concerns about different areas
of functioning (e.g., social/emotional, academic achievement, behavioral, adaptive) and when there are concerns
about more than one condition (e.g., a child is showing signs of anxiety, attention problems, and learning problems).
Testing can also help us evaluate for the presence and severity of anxiety/mood disorders, AD/HD, behavioral
disorders, and developmental disorders.
Evaluation is also helpful in cases where the child is not making progress with his/her current treatment plan
and they are being referred for evaluation to help figure out diagnostically what is going on to help guide the
treatment plan (in therapy, educational planning, and medication management).
In general therapy would be recommended when a child has already been evaluated and/or diagnosed
and the family is seeking treatment for that issue, such as seeking cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety
or depression or behavior therapy with parent training for oppositional preschoolers and
How much does an evaluation cost?
An evaluation can range from $765 - $1500.
This can include the initial consultation visit, testing appointment, scoring and interpreting the results, feedback appointment, and writing of report. The total is dependent on the testing protocols that are done for your child.
This estimate is before being billed to insurance.
It is advised that you contact your insurance provider to inquire about any remaining deductible that still needs to be met, what percentage they will cover and if there is an office visit copay.
How much does a therapy appointment cost?
Alyssa Muchaw's session rate is $125 per visit.
One standard session = 45 min
Does Dr. Poysky prescribe medications?
No. Dr. Poysky does not prescribe medications.
He will be happy to share evaluation results or recommendations with the childs primary care physician or other provider as requested by the parents and after a Release of Information form has been completed and signed.
Should I bring my child to the first appointment?
Yes. In most cases when seeking an evaluation the child should come to the first appointment, however, depending on what is needed they may or may not be involved in future appointments.
Possibly. If you are meeting with our therapy provider for the first time, it may be recommended that only the parent(s) come to the first visit. This will allow sufficiant private time for the parent(s) to share the reason for the visit and give the provider some background of the concerns.
Should my child take his/her medications before the appointments?
Yes. Being on medication allows for a child to be assessed more acurately. The provider will inform you if they would like to see the child off medication for any future appointments.
I will be using my insurance. What will they cover?
To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, you should call them directly. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.