My Professional Fees
If you are interested in working with me, don't let money be the reason (barrier) that prevents you. I will gladly work with you for whatever you can afford.
In person (traditional, in my office)
$95 Initial Session (about 90 minutes)
$75 Subsequent (about 1 hour) sessions
Tele-Behavioral Health Sessions (from your home)
FREE 45-minute Video Therapy Trial (to explore whether this is a good fit for you)
$60 Video or phone sessions (45 minutes)
$45 30 minute phone session
$25 Existing client "Quick Call" phone session (15 minute "checkup", or single issue challenge)
The whole health insurance landscape is currently very complicated, and this is especially true of mental health coverage. Insurance companies typically require mental health professionals to "label" clients with a diagnosis, and often only a prescribed number of sessions are approved for each diagnosis. These diagnoses have the potential to harm clients, especially if the information is not secure. For this reason and others, I have chosen not to "accept" insurance.
Often clients (even those with good health insurance) choose to pay for counseling themselves to avoid the risks and complications related to insurance. I would prefer spending my time helping people rather than doing administrative tasks required by insurance companies. If you have insurance, but are still interested in working with me without going through insurance, contact me directly to work out fees that are acceptable for both of us. I find that often I can work with clients for an investment near their copay amount.
I get around the insurance challenges and frustrations by being flexible with my clients about my fees, and working with them for an amount they can afford.
It may be helpful to ask yourself these two questions before choosing a therapist.
- How much is cheap (mostly covered by insurance) worth if it is ineffective?
- What would therapy that truly improves the quality of your life be worth?
Research consistently suggests that human connection "rapport" between the client and therapist is the overwhelming predictor of beneficial outcomes.
I do not submit insurance claims or diagnose, but services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Reduced fee services are available depending on clients' financial resources. This option requires a conversation about assets, income and spending to determine what the client is willing and able to invest. I typically suggest this conversation be saved until the initial session where we can discuss this face to face, and only after we both believe I might be the right counselor for you. I don't want money to be the reason (barrier) that prevents anyone from getting the help they desire.
Cash, check and all major credit cards (including health flexible spending accounts) accepted for payment.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay a $40 cancellation fee.
Request a therapy appointment online here.
Questions? Please contact me today to take the first step toward a better life!