Counseling fees are $115 per 50-minute session. Longer 75-minute sessions are available at $150 per session. If formal psychological assessments are necessary, those costs will be discussed at that time. Group sessions are typically $55 per session.
Accepted forms of payment are cash, PayPal, credit card and debit card. Checks of any kind are not accepted. Full payment is due at the time of service.
For your convenience, credit and debit card payments can be pre-authorized by filling out and signing the authorization form found here. Your card will automatically be charged weekly for your counseling session.
Your appointment confirmation via email is your commitment to attend our session and signifies your agreement to pay the counseling session fee in full. Appointments must be cancelled 48 hours in advance to avoid being charged. Missed appointments and cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance will result in you being charged at the full session rate.
A Note on Insurance
I intentionally do not work with insurance providers (other than a local EAP). I realize this may be an inconvenience to you, however, it is for your protection and to ensure full confidentiality of everything discussed in our sessions.
Please understand that any insurance claim requires a medical diagnosis to authorize treatment, even if one does not exist in your situation. This can result in a documented, negative label following you through life and making employability difficult. As well, the insurance provider will determine how many counseling sessions are appropriate for your treatment, regardless if you feel that change has occurred or not.
What’s more, when billing through an insurance provider, some of your confidential information must be shared with the provider, even under new HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) privacy policies. You may prefer that your mental health matters not be exposed to your insurance provider or your employer. I strive to keep your life challenges private to you. Billing through an insurance provider greatly hampers this approach. By not accepting insurance, I am able to ensure that the confidential information you share in session remains confidential and private to you (except where state law dictates otherwise).
I am more than willing to provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Some health insurance plans offer partial reimbursement for out-of-network providers. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider to learn to what extent your plan covers out-of-network mental health services.