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Maxim Arbuzov, LICSW/LCSW

Mens Mental Health Specialist

I am a psychotherapist specializing in working with men on issues relating to their mental health, relationships, communication, parenting, and intimacy. 

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Services and Rates

Individual/Couples Assessment     $180
Individual Psychotherapy 55 min.  $150
Couples Therapy 55 min.            $150
(Please read FAQ below for insurances accepted) 

To use your out of network benefits for sessions with me, please use the link below to get estimates from your insurance provider.
Free Initial Consultations
I provide free 20-minute consultations to assist you in finding if we are a good fit, making proper referrals, and providing guidance on your therapeutic journey. 
Evening hours and weekends
I concentrate on tele-psychotherapy and  predominantly am open to evening and weekend sessions. 
  • What is your availability?
    I am currently available in the evenings primarily during weekdays and weekends. When you are a client registered on Simple Practice (the telehealth service I use) you have the capacity to see more times and days available for sessions with me, that are not accessible before a consult or assessment. Monday 6:00PM-10:00PM Tuesday 9:00AM-1:00PM Wednesday 6:00PM-10:00PM Thursday 6:00PM-10:00PM Friday 6:00PM-10:00PM Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM Sunday Closed
  • Do you accept health insurance?
    Yes, I do! I currently accept the following insurances: UnitedHealthcare Oxford Health Plans Aetna UMR Oscar UHC Student Resources AllSavers UHC Harvard Pilgrim Meritain Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts all products Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO for (Idaho, South Carolina, and Florida) Nippon United Healthcare Shared Services Allied Benefit Systems - Aetna Surest (Formerly Bind) Health Plans Inc. UnitedHealthcare Global Christian Brothers Services - Aetna Trustmark Health Benefits - Aetna Trustmark Health Benefits - Cigna Trustmark Small Business Benefits - Aetna Health Scope - Aetna
  • Do you accept EAP benefits?
    I accept Optum/Optum Emotional Wellbeing Solution (Premium EAP).
  • Do you only offer 55 minute sessions?
    I currently offer 30 minutes and 45 minute sessions. Some clients do require more time and request for 1.5-2hrs. Please note all sessions over 60 minutes on the same day will likely not have insurance approval for extended sessions, those extended times specifically over 60+ mins will be pro-rated and will be self-pay, this will require a self-pay agreement with Maxim Arbuzov.
  • *TO-DO* tasks before scheduled consult or session.
    Please note this to-do list is for initial consultations and initial assessment appointments. All consent, intakes forms, and questionnaires, need to be filled out. Specifically for Initial Assessments (not consultations) I will need to have a Credit/Debit card on file, in cases of cancellations after the 24 hour period of scheduled appointment or issues with payments, I will charge the CC on file. I communicate all charges. Please note it is your responsibility to know your deductibles, co-pays, and insurance status. If you are using Blue Cross Blue Shield you will receive a link to register via Headway, that will be a 3rd party biller I'll use for this insurance, please note I am only licensed in Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, Idaho, and South Carolina. More specifically I am in-network to Massachusetts residents (or residing/present in MA during the session) with all Blue Cross Insurance products (HMO/PPO/etc.). All other insurances in the states of Texas, Florida, and Massachusetts I accept you will be charged through Alma, another 3rd party biller I use for insurance billing and co-pays. I only accept insurance in Massachusetts and Florida. In the states of Idaho and South Carolina, I am not in-network with any insurance company. Please remember you can always independently reschedule and cancel appointments via your portal on SimplePractice. If 48 hours prior to Initial Assessment all forms are not filled out and there is no credit/debit card on file, session will be canceled to make space for available clients.
  • What type of therapy service do you provide?
    I meet my clients "where they are at", I have many clients who have went through a series of formal therapy treatment, however now have a plan in which we are seeing each other more for "life coaching" with some clinical aspects to the sessions. Generally for clinical goals I will utilize: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Solution Focused Brief Therapy Interpersonal Narrative Person-Centered For Couples: Imago Therapy Gottman Method
  • Do you only work with men?
    Predominantly I see men over the age of 18. I do not exclusively work with men, this is just an area of I specialize in, one-third of my practice is composed of couples and female clients.
  • Do you accept insurance for couples therapy?
    I do not accept insurance for Couples Therapy for the following reasons: Insurance typically covers "Conjoint Therapy" (90847) which is not Couples Therapy. Conjoint therapy is used to bring in a partner or family member to facilitate the therapy for an individual client who has a billable diagnosis, such as depression or anxiety. In Couples Therapy, neither partner is the "identified patient." Both partners are there to work on issues in the relationship that are causing distress. I also do not do Super Bills for Couples Therapy for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. However I do offer SuperBills for Couples using their FSA/HSA funds. I use the Gottman Method Couples Therapy model which involves a structured assessment phase: 1st session: both partners for 90 min and they will be required to take the online Relationship Checkup through the Gottman network ($39 per couple). 2nd and 3rd session: each partner will be seen for 45 min after completing the Checkup. 4th session: both partners for 90 min to discuss the results of the Relationship Checkup and my assessment of issues to be addressed. During 5th session we will begin treatment planning at this point. Insurance doesn't pay for this level of therapy for couples. Initial appointment is $225. Rates for ongoing sessions: $225 for 90 min sessions. Most sessions are for 90 minutes, unless we coordinate for joint 45 or 60 minute sessions.
  • Do you see clients currently at your physical address?
    No I do not, unfortunately the office I currently have does not have capacity for waiting room or proper liability coverage. All my clientele are 100% virtual, for individual and couples work we use Simplepractice Telehealth App, for groups all sessions are on Zoom.
  • What If you don't accept my insurance or I don't have insurance?
    I currently charge $150 for individual 55 minute sessions and $180 for initial assessments, both individual and couples. All couples sessions are $225 for 90 minutes, you can request for a reduced session, if you need. Most of my clients do not have insurance and I charge their credit, debit, HSA/FSA cards via Stripe. This is processed through the same portal you have access to, once you are a client. Alternatively, if I do not accept your insurance I can also provide you will a superbill (Not for couples), and we can work on the health insurance provider reimbursing you for your sessions with me.
  • Do you see couples?
    I do. One-third of my clientele are couples. Please note that for health insurance purposes I need to have an "identified patient" as well as meeting "medical necessity", along with diagnosis. Due to this reason I do not accept insurance for couples work, as my work involved both partners to be equal and the focus is not on individual mental health but rather the health of the relationship. You can use FSA/HSA funds to cover the sessions as well as EAP benefits, I will send you a superbill (an invoice) with our sessions monthly for you to provide to your entity when/if needed.
  • What work do you do with couples?
    I utilize the Gottman Method as well as Imago Relationship Therapy. I educate and follow the Gottman recommended couples format. 1 session: Assessment (Joint) 55 minutes $180 2nd session: Individual session 55 minutes $150 3rd session: Individual session 55 minutes $150 (Before the 4th session: You will complete a Relationship Check up Assessment $39). 4th session: Joint couple session 55 or 90 minutes $150-$225 5th+: Agreement on plan, educational material review. I integrate my work with focusing on Imago Dialogue as well. 6th-10th sessions: Joint couple sessions, exercises, focus on communication, and intrapersonal/interpersonal behavioral interpretation. 11th session+: To be determined by the couple and myself.

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