Are you offering therapy remotely?
Yes, I am offering therapy via secure video and phone platforms (also called “telehealth”). I am also offering a limited number of appointments in-person. Let me know if you would like to discuss these options.

Do you accept health insurance?
I do not participate with insurance, so I am considered an out-of-network provider. If you have out-of-network insurance benefits, I can provide customized receipts for you to send to your insurance. Some people find it helpful to use apps like Reimbursify to submit receipts. If you’re unsure about your benefits, I encourage you to call your insurance company and ask the following:

  • Does my plan include out-of-network behavioral health benefits?
  • If so, is there a deductible? What is it?
  • What is the “allowable rate” for psychotherapy with a doctoral-level psychologist? Is the rate different for telehealth appointments, and if so, what is that rate?
  • What percentage of the allowable rate will be reimbursed?
  • Is there a limit on the number of sessions I can attend in a given time period using out-of-network benefits?
  • What is the process for submitting out-of-network receipts?

How does payment work?
I accept credit/debit cards as well as Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account cards.

My finances are limited; are there other ways to get support?
Everyone deserves access to care and support. If you are looking for a therapist but need a lower fee, I recommend contacting the Open Path Collective, the Human Services Center, or these therapy resources in the Philadelphia region.

How often would we meet? How long does therapy take?
I find that therapy is most effective in creating lasting change when we meet regularly. I usually meet with people once a week, and sometimes more often; we decide on a schedule together. People usually meet with me until they feel ready to conclude our work. You are welcome to contact me to talk about this further.

I have never tried therapy before; what should I expect?
You are always welcome to contact me about beginning therapy. If I have an opening in my practice, we’ll schedule a phone consultation (15-30 minutes, free of charge) so that we can get to know each other and determine whether working together could be a good fit. If we decide to work together, I will send you some paperwork, and we will meet for a first session. After that we will reassess and come up with a plan for how best to support you. If I do not have an opening in my practice, or we decide not to work together, I will be glad to recommend other therapists and resources.

How do I get started?
You can call me at (215) 839-3151, email me at sarah@drsarahscheckter.com, or send me a message. I welcome your questions and look forward to hearing from you.

10 East Athens Avenue, Suite 202, Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: (215) 839-3151 | Email: sarah@drsarahscheckter.com