The following are the current rates for In-Office counseling:
$120.00 50-minute Individual Counseling or Coaching Session
$160.00 Initial Intake Session / 70-minute Session
$130.00 / 50-minute Couples Counseling Session
$160.00 / 90-minute Couples Counseling Session
For Online Counseling and International Clients the rates are:
$105.00 50-minute Individual Counseling or Coaching Session
$145.00 Initial Intake Session / 70-minute Session
$115.00 / 50-minute Couples Counseling Session
$145.00 / 90-minute Couples Counseling Session
Payment is due at the beginning of each session. I accept cash and check as forms of payment unless you book online. If you book online you can use a credit card, HSA card, or PayPal.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Full session rates are charged for missed appointments and late cancellations.
Can I Use my HSA Card?
Yes! HSA cards can be used to pay for counseling services. Sometimes your HSA provider may require documentation in the form of an invoice. If this is this case, I will provide an invoice to you once a month upon your request.
It happens several times each week. I get phone calls from potential clients asking if I take their insurance. The simple answer to this question is “No.” Here are the reasons why:
Services that are considered “medically necessary” are paid for by insurance. Thus, using medical insurance for counseling requires a mental health disorder diagnosis. Additionally, as your clinician, I must prove that your mental health condition is affecting your health and overall functioning on a daily basis. In general, this is very hard to prove and coverage is often denied.
Most people seeking therapy are struggling with many of life’s difficulties, and are not necessarily dealing with mental health disorders and are not diagnosable. When this is the case, your medical insurance is not going to cover the treatment. Insurance will not cover “I am having a hard time” or “I am grieving a loss”. It is a standard practice for insurance to deny coverage for Couples or Marriage Counseling. Claims are denied as medically unnecessary. Many of the clients that I see do not have diagnosable disorders. In essence, without a diagnosable disorder, most medical insurance will not cover treatment.
Additionally, documented counseling treatment is filed through your insurance. This becomes a part of your permanent medical record. It can have a negative impact on your ability to secure future health insurance coverage. Moreover, the current political debate in the United States with regard to health insurance coverage may soon affect everyone with insurance.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!