Location / Phone
Amy Leary, LCSW, LCAS, PLLC
5103 Monroe Road **
Charlotte, NC 28205
**Effective December 1, 2019, my practice moved next door to the previous location. The mailing address has not changed and remains: PO Box 9373, Charlotte, NC 28299.
NOTE: As of March 16, 2020 and until further notice, all of my sessions are by phone or video using HIPAA-compliant Doxy.me.
Afternoon and evening sessions only. Please call to schedule first sessions by phone. Mornings between 10 and noon are best to reach me by phone.
My practice is conveniently located on Monroe Road near the intersection of N. Sharon Amity Road and just off of Independence Blvd/74.
The office is approximately 10-15 minutes from Uptown Charlotte, South Park and Matthews. The building entrance faces Monroe Road and my office is on the first floor. When facing the building, my office is at the back left just past the bathrooms.
Please wait in the seating area outside of my practice for the start of your session. For first sessions, plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete initial paperwork that will be waiting for you on the table.
Rates / Insurance
My self-pay rate is $110 per session hour.
Most insurance now covers individual therapy. Insurance typically requires a diagnosis. For this reason and to protect their confidentiality, some people understandably elect to not use insurance. For those who would rather not use their insurance for therapy, an opt-out form is signed at each session.
I am in-network with most Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC plans (not Blue Value, Blue Local or the State Health Plan) and file claims for in-network sessions. For in-network sessions, a co-pay is made at each session. On April 9, BCBS updated to the following: "Our COVID-19 measures are in effect as of March 6, 2020. They were extended for an additional 30-day period starting on April 5, 2020, and will be re-evaluated for further extension."
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Many insurance companies provide out-of-network benefits and reimburse a percentage of the fee. Your insurance may consider me to be an out-of-network provider because I am a licensed clinician. Payment for out-of-network sessions is made at each session at the self-pay rate. I can provide information for you to file with your insurance and you may be reimbursed by your insurance according to your benefits.
*Contact your insurance about your plan's out-of-network benefits and whether your deductible has been met. Some plans reimburse out-of-network services at 100% after the deductible has been met.
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
Open Path provides affordable therapy for its members through a national network of therapists. I do not offer a sliding scale fee, however I am a participating Open Path therapist. I reserve a limited portion of my practice during afternoon hours for Open Path members at Open Path rates. To learn more about Open path or become an Open Path member, visit Open Path online. I maintain a wait list for registered Open Path members who provide their Open Path ID.