Steven N. Hannant, PsyD – Clinical Director & Chief Psychologist
Steven N. Hannant, Doctor of Psychology and Licensed Psychologist, practices in Eastern North Carolina working with children, adolescents, and special populations of all ages. He specializes in psychological testing, assessments, and treatment planning to treat a variety of mental health diagnoses. Dr. Steve provides mobile psychological services, group therapy, supervises Intensive In-Home and Day Treatment programs, and offers professional training and consultation for enhanced service professionals. In addition to treating the mental health diagnoses, Dr. Steve works with athletes on mental preparation and training for sport and wellness/fitness. His doctoral dissertation and research study was with elite Mixed Martial Artists (MMA), titled “Mental Preparation of Elite Athletes: A Qualitative Study.” The athletes that participated in the study have competed in the largest MMA organizations in the world including the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). His published books include:
Regan Lee Hannant, MSW, LCSW – Director & Psychotherapist
Regan Lee Hannant is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in treatment for children and adolescence. In addition, she has an extensive background of working with individuals with severe psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse issues. Regan spent several years working in both individual and group settings at a local psychiatric hospital and then set forth to work with children in a community setting as supervisor of an Intensive In Home program in addition to providing individual and family therapy. Regan is proficient in building rapport and positive relationships with kids, therefore creating a healthy environment for learning skills and making change.
Regan attended school locally at Charles B. Aycock where she was active in sports and received both her undergraduate degree and Master’s degree in Social Work at East Carolina University. She has much interest in creating a healthy lifestyle for herself and family and recently began implementing the first mind-body fitness KidsWOD group at her daughter’s elementary school. She engages in local 5 and 10 K runs and is looking to expand in the upcoming years to include half marathons. Regan also involves her family in fitness routines daily and has been successful in having her daughters participate in several runs themselves, setting up a path of fitness for them to follow. This is a goal not only for her own family but in planting seeds for the future with children she works with in the healthy lifestyle arena.
Manijeh Boustani, PhD – Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Manijeh Boustani is a generalist who works with individuals, couples, and groups with a variety of common concerns, such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, aging, relational problems, educational challenges (ADHD and learning disorders), cultural and minority issues, and major life events, issues, or decisions. She holds a Doctorate in counseling psychology, is a Licensed Psychologist, and works in the clinical psychology field. Dr. Boustani has extensive experience working with a diverse clientele in a range of settings including private practice, enhanced mental health services agencies, and in the public sector providing evaluations for the US Military. Dr. Boustani has participated in conducting experiential transformational workshops and leadership programs and has developed experiential workshops. Her background, training, and experiences allow her to assist people with a variety of concerns. She is committed to facilitating clarity on one’s unique gifts, creating one’s vision, and taking action toward manifesting that vision.
Are your services covered by insurance?
Yes, we are out-of-network providers for most insurance companies and some of our team accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and Tricare. Before you decide to use insurance, it’s important to know the details to make an informed decision about using health insurance to pay for psychotherapy or testing and understand the privacy issues.*
Our entire team is authorized out-of-network providers, which means you are likely to be reimbursed for most of our services. As a courtesy, we will be glad to file your insurance claims for you. If you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance company will mail your reimbursement checks directly to you. We encourage you to research details about your mental health coverage with your insurance company before scheduling your first appointment, including questions such as:
- Do I have out of network mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what’s the amount?
- Are any diagnoses excluded?
- Does my insurance cover psychological testing?
- Is authorization required?
- How many visits per year are covered?
- Which services are covered (e.g., group therapy, eTherapy or phone sessions)?
What are your fees?
The initial Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation fee ranges from $155-$185 and therapy fees range from $55-$165 per session. Fee ranges depend upon type of session (e.g., group vs. individual), the therapist’s license (e.g., Masters vs. Doctorate) and years of experience. Fees for other services including neurofeedback, psychological testing and psycho-educational assessments vary depending on the client’s needs. We also offer a limited number of slots for those with Medicaid, Medicare, and Military / Tricare Insurance. For specific information regarding fees, please refer to the “Fee Agreement”.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We request payment for services rendered at the time of each session. Our practice accepts PayPal, checks payable to “Psychological Mobile Services, P.A.” as well as major credit cards, including Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover.
How long does the therapy process last?
The length of treatment depends on several factors, including how much time and energy you can invest in treatment between sessions, how long the pattern has been in place, and the type of goals you would like to accomplish. Some of our clients come to counseling for only a few sessions for a parent consultation or relationship tune up. Others benefit from weekly sessions for several months or longer in order to learn new skills while receiving ongoing support and coaching. During your initial consultation, we encourage you to discuss your goals with your therapist and ask for a treatment plan.
*Your privacy is compromised when using insurance.
When you use your health insurance, your therapist must justify your need for therapy to your insurance company, which typically requires the therapist to provide your mental health diagnosis and sensitive personal information about your therapy. This information will go into health insurance files that can be accessed by numerous people. This is an ongoing process, often requiring justification every few sessions.
This is also a consideration if you think you may want to be self-employed in the future. Past mental health diagnosis and treatment records may be treated as a pre-existing condition, which will make private insurance more difficult and expensive.
Also, more and more skilled, qualified mental health physicians and therapists are choosing NOT to participate on managed care health insurance network. The reimbursement rates are low, the paperwork is time-consuming, and the coverage is limited and tightly managed making involvement of the insurance company difficult. This trend may impact your ability to get the best care. If you are concerned about whether or not you can afford therapy without insurance, contact us and inquire about our limited low cost service options.
Insurance Plans 101
With PPO or POS Plans
You can choose a therapist from the “Preferred Provider” or in-network list of your health insurance company or you can choose an out-of-network therapist. The reimbursement rate will be higher if you choose from those preferred by the insurance and will be lower if you choose an out-of-network provider. PPO plans tend to reimburse based usual & customary fees, but the insurance plan determines what fee is “usual & customary” and generally not representative of actual psychotherapy fees.
With HMO Plans
You are required to choose a provider who is on your insurance network. Since most skilled, successful therapists don’t take insurance or limit their participation, finding an effective one for you may require some effort on your part. Be sure to check how many sessions are covered by your plan and at what co-pay to make sure that using your insurance feels right to you; weigh the actual financial benefit against the downsides of compromising your privacy, a coverage that may not meet your treatment needs, and restricting your choice of providers.