Fee for Counseling Services:
Sessions are 50 minutes unless otherwise arranged.
- $60 for 30 minute Individual Session
- $100 for 50 minute Individual, Couples or Family session
- $120 for 60 minute Individual, Couples or Family session
Counseling Special Offer:
Pre-Pay for 3 or More Sessions and Save $10 Per Session!
Note: This package is available for Self-Pay Clients Only.
Why self-pay for counseling services?
Many people want to choose which counselor they want to work instead of having to go where their insurance company will pay. When you self-pay for counseling you ensure the utmost privacy without involving third parties, like insurance companies. You also ensure you freedom of choice in choosing who you want to work with based on who is the best fit for you. As always, you are welcome to schedule a free 15 minute phone session with me, before you decide you want to work with me.
Does insurance cover marriage counseling?
In order for insurance companies to reimburse for services, the therapist must provide a procedure and diagnosis code for person identified as the client. There is not procedure code for marriage counseling and relationship/communication problems isn’t a diagnosis insurance companies accept. Also keep in mind that a mental health diagnosis can have implications for future insurance coverage. To know for sure, it’s best to check with your insurance company on what they do and don’t cover.
Can I use my insurance to help pay for counseling services?
At this time, I accept reimbursement from the following insurance companies:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield (PPO only) – out of network
- Aetna (EAP, HMO, PPO)
- Cigna (EAP, HMO, PPO)
- United Healthcare/ UMR/ Optum (EAP, HMO, PPO)
- Private Healthcare Services
- First Health Network
- ComPsych (HMO)
- E4Health (EAP)
- Tricare (PPO only) – out of network
Do I need an insurance authorization for counseling?
Some insurance (and all EAPs) companies require prior authorization. Clients are responsible for obtaining authorizations from their insurance (or EAP) company.
What will I pay for counseling when I use my insurance:
Most insurance plans cover individual counseling services; however each plan’s coverage varies. You may have a co-pay or deductible. I accept cash, check, credit card, and HSA cards.
Check with your insurance company to determine the portion you will be responsible for paying. If you are unsure what information you will need, feel free to use this form for gathering your insurance coverage information: Insurance Questions