Potentially evil therapists ✖
- Me: I just met a second candidate for the role of Yoel's Therapist. Everything was great, until he got to his billing strategy, which is utterly unsettling and frankly would cause me more stress than the things I'm seeking therapy for. In a nutshell: he charges $180 a session, bills my insurance out of network, receives $90 from them, and then asks me to "pay what I can" for the balance. The problem is, he keeps a running record of how much I owe him and "expects payment" of the remainder if my financial circumstances change dramatically. And given the form I signed today, which gives him the right to sue me for money he feels he's owed, this kind of seems like I'm racking up an infinite tab with no statute of limitations and that I have no control over. Am I totally wrong about how scary that is?
- Ezra: So basically — you can pay what you can right now — but in the future you owe him the rest?
- Me: That's what it sounds like.
- Ezra: He is either really kind and genial or a vindictive son of a bitch, basically.
Posted 4/05/12 by Yoel Roth. Comments. 0 notes.