Therapy Sessions and Fees

Therapy Sessions & Fees    

Psychotherapy: It is also called “talk therapy,” or just therapy. While most psychotherapy hinges on communication between the therapist and the individual, it is much more than talking about your problems. Family or friends can help you feel better or even provide good advice for change, but this is not psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is a professional relationship between a therapist and a client that is based on therapeutic principles, structure and techniques. It differs from other relationships. Having a confidential relationship with your therapist is key to healing and change.

The first session will give you the opportunity to ask your therapist any questions you may have regarding therapy. I also have included a Q & A section of commonly asked questions on this web site.

Ongoing therapy sessions are generally about 55 minutes long. Depending on the nature of the presenting problem, we schedule one session per week. This may vary according to the needs of each client. Until we have completed the intake session and have completed a full assessment of your needs, it is hard to predict how many sessions are needed for current issues. Usually after two or three sessions, your therapist is in a better place to discuss with you an approximate length of treatment.

Income Sliding Scale:

*Our standard rate for therapy is $120/session.  We strongly believe that therapy should not cause a financial hardship for an individual or a family.  If you are not utilizing insurance and are planning to privately pay for your treatment, we offer a sliding scale as suggested below:

  • $120,000 – or higher:  $120/session  
  •  $110,000 – or higher:  $110/session           
  • $100,000 – $109,999: $100/session
  •  $90,000 – $99,999: $90/session
  •  $80,000 – 89,999: $80/session
  • less than $79,999: $70/session

Payment

Payments are due in full at the time of service and can be made by cash, check, or credit/debit card.

Insurance

I currently accept Aetna, Optum, United Health & Magellan. ( Tricare, & Medicaid are currently in process with credentialing now.)