How much does therapy cost?
My therapy sessions are $140 for a 50-minute therapy “hour” whether you’re coming individually or as a couple. Due to a high demand for services, payment is due at the first appointment.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, credit card, Health Savings Accounts, and Flexible Spending Accounts.
Frequency of therapy depends on the intensity level of your current situation. Research shows that 8 -12 sessions seems to be a magic number for long-term overall improvement for people.
Most of my clients are feeling a sustainable change take place after 4-6 sessions. Some clients need less and some need more, so it’s hard to determine what you will need. If possible, I encourage people to come for weekly sessions for the first few weeks to gain some momentum on the issues at hand. This works particularly well for clients who feel in crisis or are presenting more intense issues.
If $140 per session is out of your price range and know you need therapy, please email me. I do maintain some sliding-scale spots, however, as of February 2017, all of those spots are full. If you are ready for therapy but needing to use a sliding-scale, please send me an email and put “Sliding Scale” in the subject line. I have some other fee-for-service (not insurance) therapists that I am happy to recommend. My email address is email@example.com.
Do you take insurance?
While I am in the Anthem BCBS network, as of February 2017 I am currently not taking any new Anthem BCBS clients.
If you have another insurance carrier (Humana, Aetna, Cigna, United, etc.), I encourage your to check with them about your out-of-network benefits. I have several clients who successfully use their out-of-network benefits to see me. Please contact your insurance carrier for more information. Oftentimes, it involves you paying me first and then seeking reimbursement from the insurance company.
Do you offer a sliding scale fee?
I maintain a few sliding-scale spots lower than my rate of $140 per 50-minute session.As of February 2017, all of those spots are full. If you are needing to use a sliding-scale, please send me an email and put “Sliding Scale” in the subject line. I have some other fee-for-service therapists that I am happy to recommend. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer a free consultation?
YES! I offer a free 10-minute face-to-face or phone consultation to see if working together will be optimal for both parties.
While this is not a therapy session, it is a chance for you to tell me briefly about your current situation and ask me anything you need to know about me to feel comfortable with beginning therapy.
Not sure if you’re ready for therapy yet? A free consultation can be a good start to determining your readiness for therapy. The best way to schedule your free consultation is online. Get started here!