Yes, therapy does require a financial commitment.
But, it’s an investment in your own growth and healing in a way that can change your life and the life of your family.
Once you finally make the decision to schedule that first appointment, you’re ready to see a change. My commitment to you is this: We will begin with the end in mind. I don’t try to keep people around for years in my practice.
I treat therapy like teaching my kids how to ride a bike. My job is to run along side of you for a short while, but eventually the goal is for you to ride off into the sunset. Most of my clients benefit from a brief treatment approach (usually around 10-15 sessions). A few ways that I am able to help you see results in such a short period of time is by:
Working together to determine objective and measurable goals at the onset of therapy.
Seeking periodic feedback from you as a client to ensure that we’re on the right track.
Asking the question, “What will it look like the day that you ‘fire’ me,” to help you determine how you’ll know when therapy is over and you’ve achieved what you wanted to achieve.
Out of Pocket Investment
Both in-person and online sessions are set at 50 minutes for $135 per session.
I do not participate with any insurance panels and am considered an out-of-network provider.
With insurance companies determining so much of what happens in therapy - length of treatment, frequency/length of sessions, and mandated mental health diagnosis for reimbursement - I decided long ago to not be involved at all with insurance companies and instead, focus on providing the best and most affordable care to all of my clients.
Bypassing insurance allows flexibility and privacy for all of my clients.
I am able to provide online therapy for those who live in other parts of Oklahoma and Texas as well as phone sessions for anyone needing extra support in between sessions.
Without having to provide a mental health diagnosis, I’m also able to keep your records completely secure and confidential. You avoid having a diagnosis on your permanent health record, and no one will ever know you’re in therapy unless you tell them.
If you wish to utilize your insurance benefits, I am happy provide a receipt for you to submit to your insurance in case you want to get out of network reimbursement.
You will then pay for each individual session, file your own claim, and if your plan provides any coverage for out-of-network providers, you will receive a check directly from your insurance company.
Marriage counseling is almost never covered under most health insurance plans, regardless of whether or not a therapist in in network with an insurance company.
In order for your insurance to reimburse for counseling, I would have to diagnose you with a mental health disorder, and there is no reimbursable diagnosis code for marriage or relationship counseling.
So What are my options?
If the cost of counseling seems to be out of reach, consider the following:
- Use pre-tax dollars. Most Health Savings Plans or Flexible Spending Accounts work well to pay for therapy using pre-tax dollars. Please note that HSA accounts sometimes make it harder to get couples therapy covered, so check on that before you get started.
- Speak with your tax preparer to see if you could deduct therapy expenses from your taxes as an out-of-pocket health expense.
- Understand that therapy is an investment in yourself and your relationship. Compare the financial cost of short-term therapy to the possible long-term emotional costs of NOT seeking help: The benefits typically far outweigh the cost.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
I do REQUIRE that each client have a credit card on file in case of cancellations.
Your card will not be charged unless you are somehow unable to provide the required 24 hour notice.