$60 - $110 per 60 minute session, depending on type of service and financial need.
These numbers often scare people away from a truly life-changing therapeutic experience. Our counselors understand the difficulty of investing this much in yourself, especially when others may be relying on you financially. We happily consider as many options as possible with our clients to help make therapy affordable. Different counselors have varied combinations of the following options:
The rates for therapy are often confusing to people as many people believe therapists are just expensive listeners. This is really not the case. Our counselors are highly skilled and have spent many years in school, received trainings, and have undergone our own therapy processes to ensure our ability to truly help you solve your problems.
Consider this a first step in learning to invest in yourself and in those lives who you touch with your own. You will get out of therapy what you invest into it.
Cash, check, credit cards, and HSA accounts.
Most of our providers do not accept in-network insurance for services at this time. Some may be accepting a few policies soon, so please check back with us.
Our counselors understand that not everyone can pay for services out-of-pocket and may choose to utilize their out-of-network insurance benefits. In these cases, our therapists can provide receipts for services that your insurance may directly reimburse you for fully or partially. Questions to ask your insurance company include:
There are some benefits to you in paying for services out-of-pocket as opposed to utilizing insurance. These include:
Quality of Work –– Insurance companies seek to limit the frequency of sessions and time allowed. However, for healing that lasts and is not simply a band-aid over a gaping wound, long-term work is often needed. Because insurance companies come from a medical perspective of diagnosing acute symptoms and solely symptom relief, you as the client may lose insurance benefits before significant change has occurred on the inside. Problems with relationships and long-standing attachment wounds are not easily healed in 12-26 sessions.
Therapist-Directed Clinical Work –– Because your therapist will know you better than the insurance company, it is important that you and the therapist are in control of the direction of the clinical work. Insurance companies often prescribe treatment protocols that are not necessarily in the best interest of the client long-term.
No Mental Health Diagnosis Necessary –– In order to utilize insurance, you will need a mental health diagnosis which then becomes part of your mental health record. While this record is private and protected, there are rare cases where your diagnosis may be disclosed such as when seeking certain jobs/promotions (e.g. military, police officers) applying for life insurance, or when subpoenaed by a judge. Some people also describe diagnoses as feeling pathologizing, particularly if they already feel ashamed for not feeling well. Moreover, if you are seeking counseling services for personal growth and do not meet criteria for a diagnosis, a mental health disorder would not accurately describe you and your circumstances.
Relationship Counseling –– Relationship counseling is a complex process that dissects complicated dynamics among many people, not just one person. Most insurance companies do not reimburse for couple sessions. Therefore, the therapist would have to assign a diagnosis to one partner, which may make the therapy feel imbalanced and may be an incomplete or skewed picture of the issues at hand.
Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you can’t make your appointment. If you miss your appointment and fail to notify us, we will bill you for half the cost of the session.
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