The woman with whom I spoke is a social worker, but her colleague is a psychologist trained to do the NFB. We talked about my experiences with misophonia, a condition with which they were not familiar, and left off that my next step would be to meet with them in person for a preliminary consultation. She added that unless I had Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance, any NFB treatments would likely not be covered. I knew this to be true because last year, when I first learned I had misophonia, I checked my United Healthcare coverage limitations and sure enough, NFB was not covered. I contacted United Healthcare after making that discovery since, at the time, NFB was the only treatment that I read had some positive results in helping people with misophonia. The customer service person said that I could try to apply ahead of time to be considered for an exception. I hadn't pursued it though, thinking I'd try pursuing other avenues first, but now I think I'm going to try it.
I'll probably wait until the new year to set up an initial appointment though. If I'm going to be paying out of pocket, I'd rather start fresh in the new year so that I can meet my deductible more quickly - at which time I'd be fully covered for treatments for the remainder of the year. It doesn't make sense to start now, when there are only two months left in the year.