Self-Pay Rates

You are a unique individual and the treatment you receive will be as well. Let us remove one barrier - insurance companies. By taking advantage of our self-pay option we can create a counseling and psychotherapy experience that makes sense for your individualized needs—not what your insurance plan says. 



Please speak with your clinician regarding their self-pay/out of pocket rates prior to your first appointment.

Advantages of Self-Pay

• Convenience: Finding a therapist may be easier, as some people have trouble finding a therapist through their insurance. 

• Increased Confidentiality:  Insurance companies require clinical information be released to document the necessity of care.  At a minimum, this includes a mental health diagnosis and dates of service. At times, insurance companies request clinical information to justify continued coverage of therapy appointments. Evidence of care and sometimes clinical information is seen by a number of insurance employees.  If the claim is in network and your coverage allows a specific number of visits, your therapist will have to discuss your case with insurance employees in order to negotiate additional sessions. This means revealing progress updates. Self-pay clients enjoy the peace of mind knowing that the confidential information shared in therapy stays between them and the therapist. 


•Control: Your insurance company cannot tell you how long you can stay in therapy or what your treatment should entail. Those decisions remain to be made mutually between you and your therapist. You also can also participate in treatment geared towards addressing what the insurance company defines as a non-covered service or not medically necessary.  For instance, self-exploration and development of personal insight and growth. 

"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it."

Viktor E. Frankl

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