Getting Started with Counseling

Download and Complete New Client Forms

Prior to your first session, please print out and complete these new client forms. We will review them together during our first session, when I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

My Counseling Fees

An Investment in Your Wellbeing

Engaging in counseling requires a financial commitment, a time commitment, and most of all a commitment to learning and creating meaningful change. Entering counseling reflects an investment in your own wellbeing and growth.

Professional Fees

  • Initial Consultation/Assessment Session is 85 minutes in length, and the cost is $275.
  • Individual Sessions can be either 50 minutes or 85 minutes in length.
    The cost for 50-minute sessions is $175.
    The cost for 90-minute sessions is $275. Longer sessions are recommended for trauma processing work, especially EMDR Therapy.
  • Couples Sessions are 85-minutes in length, and the cost is $275.

Payment is collected at the beginning of each session. I accept cash and check.

Group participation fees vary according to the specific group being offered.

Payment Through Insurance

I am not an in-network provider with any insurance healthcare plans; however, most insurance plans have a provision for out-of-network providers. When using out-of-network benefits, you are responsible for paying the fee upfront and then submitting your receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement. Deductible amounts and reimbursement percentages vary by plan, so you may want to contact your insurance carrier to learn details about your specific plan.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Some people also submit receipts to their workplace flexible spending accounts for reimbursement. One advantage of using flexible spending accounts is that these accounts do not require any diagnosis be given.

Things to Keep in Mind When Considering Your Payment Method

Insurance companies only pay (or reimburse) for counseling services when clients meet the criteria for mental health diagnoses they have decided qualify for “medical necessity.”

In your first session, you can explore whether or not you meet these criteria, the pros and cons of using insurance even if you do, and how you would like to proceed. Please keep in mind that information submitted to insurance companies for payment becomes a part of your public health record — a record accessed in determining life insurance rates and healthcare premiums in the future.