Fees for Counseling
Fees are $85 for a 45-minute in office session. Because I want my services to be affordable for more people, upon request, fees based on a sliding scale between $65 and $85 are available. Fees are based on household income: If you make $65,000 a year or less the fee is $65 a session. If you make $70,000 a year, it is $70 a session; if you make $75,000 a year, it is $75 a session; if you make $80,000 a year, it is $80 and if you make $85,000 a year, it is $85. If you plan to take advantage of our sliding scale fees, please provide proof of income.
If you would like to purchase a package of 8 sessions, the cost is reduced to $60 per session. A package of 8 sessions totals $480 and is to be paid in one lump sum.
Phone and video counseling is offered at a reduced cost. Please see the phone and video counseling page for more information.
Payment must be received prior to each session. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Although brief therapy is available, typically clients are seen for 8 to 12 sessions. After these sessions are completed, if the client's goals are met, the client will graduate from counseling. If it is determined that the client's goals are not met, the counselor and client will determine how many more session are most likely needed for the client to continue in the counseling process until the client's goals are met.
I accept FSA and HSA cards for payment.
I am an in-network provider for BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and Cigna. If you are planning to use insurance, please contact your insurance to confirm that I am in-network with your specific plan.
Please consider the following before using your insurance. Many clients choose not to use insurance for the reasons listed below:
To protect you from being labeled with a mental health diagnosis. Insurance companies require a mental health diagnosis, which may stay on your permanent medical record.
To ensure your privacy. It is estimated that your private mental health information passes through as many as 10 people each time it comes up for review and approval.
To allow you to choose your therapist. Insurance companies will choose your therapist for you, and you may have to wait as long as three months for your first appointment.
To give you all the sessions you may need to resolve your issues. Insurance companies limit the number of sessions they will pay for.
To avoid being rejected for coverage by your insurance company.