Affordable fees on purpose!
Why Affordable Fees - to the point!
My goal is to deliver top-notch services to my clients while maintaining reasonable and cost-effective fees. I recognize the challenges that many clients face with high deductibles, which can cause significant stress. Unfortunately, this is an unfortunate aspect of our current medical system.
Nevertheless, I am passionate about ensuring that mental health services remain accessible to those who need them. To achieve this, I offer affordable fees $95-$115 a session and a sliding scale fee of $50 a session for 2 clients at a time for up to 9 months for individuals (please note times are on a biweekly basis). Yes, I accept major insurance companies.
In my professional experience, I have found that 1.5-hour sessions are more effective than the typical 45-minute sessions mandated by insurance companies. I am confident that investing in couples counseling is worthwhile, as it equips individuals with practical skills that can benefit them throughout their lives.
Couples Enrichment Programs
If you are planning to use insurance to cover the enrichment couples sessions or traditional couples therapy after the enrichment classes, it is important to note that a DSM-V mental health diagnosis is required and the treatment plan must address the DSM diagnosis. Couples counseling presents a challenge in this regard as the DSM is designed to focus on individual diagnoses, rather than relational problems. Consequently, for insurance to be utilized, one person must have a mental health diagnosis. In the absence of a mental health diagnosis for either person, private pay will be used for the counseling sessions or the private one-one classes, which cost $95 for 1.5 hours.
I understand that the cost of private pay may be prohibitive for some clients, so for clients who meet diagnosis criteria, I will be able to use your insurance. Hence, from May 2023, I will begin to accept major insurance companies such as BCBS, Optum/United Heath Care/UMR/Oscar, Aetna, HealthChoice, and Cigna. In collaboration with a company called Alma, I will provide client billing and portal access support. Please note if using insurance, I can only bill 45-50 minutes sessions, 1.5-hour sessions are for private pay sadly.
Private Fee for 60 mins $90
Insurance paid sessions: 50 minutes
If an individual meets the criteria for a DSM mental health diagnosis, insurance coverage may be applicable. For more information regarding fees or if you have any questions, please contact your insurance company. The fee amount may vary based on the contracted rates, deductible amounts, and copays specified in your insurance plan. My billing support team will provide you with the fee for each session.
Private pay for continued couples sessions
If you are interested in continuing traditional couples counseling after the enrichment couples program (the 7 principles)
The private fee for 1.5 hours sessions is $115.
Insurance paid sessions: 50 minutes: If an individual meets the criteria for a DSM mental health diagnosis, insurance coverage may be applicable. For more information regarding fees or if you have any questions, please contact your insurance company. The fee amount may vary based on the contracted rates, deductible amounts, and copays specified in your insurance plan. My billing support team will provide you with the fee for your sessions.