What is the Cost of a Session?
Each session is 50 - 60 minutes long and is $125.00 per session. Credit cards, checks, cash, and FSA cards are accepted. You must have a credit card on file to make and/or hold an appointment. All appointments made on line are to be paid when making the appointment. Upon request, a receipt of payment, invoice, or superbill can be provided. If an account is unpaid, further appointments cannot be made and legal means may be employed to obtain payment.
Does the Office Accept Insurance?
No. The office does not take insurance and and only works with self pay. Upon request, a receipt of payment, invoice, or superbill can be provided. Please check with your insurance company to see if these are accepted. The office does not work with insurance for a few reasons. In order to bill an insurance company, clients must be assigned a mental diagnosis. Sometimes, these are warranted and welcomed and sometimes, they are not. This diagnosis - this label - stays with a client indefinitely. We all have times in our lives in which we just want to work with someone to sort some things out - it is not necessarily a cause for a label or mental disorder diagnosis. However, sometimes they are helpful to gain services, so a label can be given if it is warranted. Overall, the office chooses to keep clients' confidentiality and not attach a label for purposes of payment. Also, in order to bill insurance and make any sort of money, many counselors charge very high rates. This office keeps both payment to a minimum and confidentiality to a maximum.
Why Does the Office Charge No Show Fees?
No shows are appointments in which a client does not arrive at all, appointments in which a client is 20 minutes late, thus the appointment will automatically be cancelled, or appointments in which a client has not cancelled by phone or email 24 hours or more before the appointment time. A charge of $125 will be applied if a client is a “no show” and will be taken from the information on file. No show fees are accrued as it is incredibly difficult with short notice or no notice to fill an appointment time, thus a space otherwise filled and accounted for is now empty. No show fees are easy to avoid - a quick call or voice mail to the office, or a text or email 24 hours or more before a client's appointment can inform the office of an absence and help to ensure that an appointment can be rescheduled to keep your treatment on track. All clients have the option to cancel and reschedule on your own, any time of day or night, through the online scheduling service as well.