FAQ

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 Better and 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