Fees and Payment
The wings of transformation are born of patience and struggle.
~ Janet S. Dickens
Fees range from $130-$150 for a 45 minute session and $225-$275 for 90 minutes including initial visit and specialized services such as EMDR.
Payment is due at the beginning of each session. Since counseling is a time and financial commitment, it is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and our fees and safe in the therapeutic environment. In this regard, information gathered during the initial telephone contact helps us match you with the most suitable therapist for your needs.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
Payment can be made in the form of cash, debit card, and major credit cards-Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We do not accept checks.
CANCELLATION AND NO SHOW POLICIES
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, we ask clients to call at least 48 hours in advance to avoid being charged your therapist’s fee. Exceptions include illness and emergencies. As a courtesy, we offer automated text reminders to help prevent missing an appointment. However, text reminders should not be the only source of maintaining appointment day/time since technology glitches can occur and we are not responsible for the functioning of the off-site secure software program that sends text reminders. It is ultimately the client’s responsibility for maintaining his/her schedule of appointments.
Fees are self-pay and we are no longer contracted in-network with insurance companies. If you have out-of-network benefits with your insurance provider, you may be reimbursed by the insurance company. If you are interested in insurance coverage, we recommend you call your insurance company to verify your out-of-network mental health or behavioral health benefits for your particular plan. You will be responsible for paying for sessions at the time of service and we can provide you a billing receipt at your request which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
**If you have a HMO plan, they typically do not offer out-of-network benefits. If the financial commitment is a concern, we recommend you contact your insurance company to request referrals for in-network providers, or search for in-network providers through the insurance company’s website. Please note that insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis to be assigned which remains part of your permanent medical record, and they may request all or part of your mental health record for payment purposes, even if you request out-of-network reimbursement. While pre-existing mental health care should not prevent you from being able to change insurance plans in the future, please be aware that we have heard of insurance companies charging higher premiums due to receiving mental health care in the past. They also can limit the number of sessions that will be covered, or require pre-authorization for more visits.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.Mahatma Gandhi